Tuesday, 23 January 2007

Recurrent Thought on The Fountain

The twice repeated image of Tom, as the Spanish conquistador in the first chronological strand of the film, kneeling before a monstrance in which is placed some of the Queen's hair ... has returned to me twice today. Why was this done? Certainly, it must be symbolic, for such a reality would be unthinkable. Does it convey the sense that in the first strands he places her in too exalted a place in his life and devotion? And that in the second strand, he clings to her with too great a possession? In the last he yields and 'loses her', thus regaining All?

An exquisite film.

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