Friday, July 8, 2016

Such a great film

"Come out from among them, and be ye separate."


Itinérante said...

I am so sad he did not stay with them- a little heartbreaking!!! but that was really a great film!
I think it was good to show two kinds of righteousness :)
ps. You should tag the films that are tears-friendly --> :')

Paul Stilwell said...

The ending always saddened me too, but it's also kind of happy, because if he stayed it would surely have caused animosity as well as scandal (even if falsely attributed) due to there being the other suitor who is Amish. All the rumour-mills for having brought this male outsider into the community would certainly be bad for the kid as well. And there was no way the woman and her son could just up and leave the community and she marry Book. In the last shot of the film we see the Amish suitor walking down the road towards Rachel's house. I think it's implied well enough that he will become her husband. True romantic passion doesn't - and shouldn't - always win.

But aside from all that, I do enjoy making people think I'm a socialist. Like what else is the internet good for? LOL.

Itinérante said...

"True romantic passion doesn't - and shouldn't - always win." That is true... it's good that it doesn't always win... Say if my romantic passion falls on someone who does not love Christ...

You being thought of as a socialist totally missed my little brain though ^^ *Internet needs to put more effort!*

Belfry Bat said...

One cannot jump from Paul's appreciation of this movie (nor even this chosen clip) to Paul's opinion of (for example) hunting. Or defensive technology.


I'd have put it that what so often passes for Romance in cinema isn't; for instance, there may well be truer romance in the still-veiled relationship between Rachel and the other young man (was that Godunov or Mortensen?)

Paul Stilwell said...

For sure - one that would be lasting, not just based on shared trauma. It was totally Godunov.