2008-08-24 Love and Honor

We watched the last movie in a series of three movies by Yôji Yamada: Love and Honor (2006). Once again the movie is based on a novel by Shûhei Fujisawa. And once again, I loved it.

As in previous movies, there’s a reluctant samurai bound by love and honor, and there is but a single significant duel. This movie showed some elements of a relationship that I found heart-breaking: A couple keeping secrets from each other trying to protect the other from something they feel would hurt them, and by doing so, hurt them. Growing mistrust. Other people driving a wedge between two lovers. Exploitation.

Maybe I’m just growing old and soft. :)

These sad moments make me appreciate my love even more. Was it Aristotle’s theory on tragedy that said the pain you experience lets you appreciate your own happiness? I think my heart must have been overflowing for hours. ❤ ❤

Continued from 2007-06-12 Hidden Blade.



Two words: Weich. Eyer.

Just think back to the Hidden Blade. You remember the scene when the guy got his hand shot off? That was awesome. You remember how awesome it was? Think. Now hold onto that thought. That thought is your rock. Stabilize yourself with the rock. Concentrate. Stabilize. Deep breath...

Phew, I think I saved you just in time.

– Marco 2008-08-26 16:20 UTC

Habe den ersten Kommentar von dem angegebenen Link gelesen und meine, der Film würde mir auch gefallen. Nur weiss ich nicht, ob er hier in Rio zu sehen sein wird. Mich ergreifen solche Themen ebenfalls. Im Alter wird es dann noch schlimmer! Diesen Film hätte ich lieber gesehen als “Question Humaine”!!

Helmut Schröder (Vater von Alex) 2008-08-26 17:09 UTC

Ja, das muss ein schrecklicher Film gewesen sein. Eigentlich lache ich ja immer über die Leute, die im Kino nichts verstehen. Aber so wie du es beschreibst... Da bin ich lieber vorsichtig, haha.

AlexSchroeder 2008-08-26 21:40 UTC

Philisophic comment on Marcos comment (my opinion):

If you misunderstand strenght for not letting anything emotional touch, you may have hardness but you’re not strong... Real strenght and power can embrace love as it shows and deal with it (however that might happen...).

Anyway, love you Marco! ;)

– move 2008-08-28 09:57 UTC

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