Friday, July 21, 2006
Nugget of Truth: The Fountain
This is the first nugget of truth that I have done on a movie I have not seen yet, The Fountain. This movie is not even out, but a line in the trailer made me want to write about it. In this case... I will have just put the nugget out there and wait til the movie comes to truly "flesh" it out.
In the trailer a line is "Our bodies are prisions for our souls." It goes on in the same voice to say "All flesh decays, death turns us all to ash, and thus death frees every soul."
I thought this was an interesting spin on the idea of our bodies being temples. I am still wrestling with the statement, but it does really make me think. That is what I love about fiction. It can take an idea and though I may disagree with it, in the end if I let it, the statement makes me better understand my own thoughts and beliefs.
What do you think of the statement? Anything come to mind? Our our bodies just prision for a soul waiting to be set free?