Archive for July, 2010

Dream Job: Inception as Excellent Movie and Pretty Wicked Metaphor

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Several reviewers have noticed that Christopher Nolan’s latest movie works on a meta- level, as a movie about moviemaking, as seen from the writer-director’s point of view.  The parallels aren’t too hard to suss out: the artificial dream is the Movie; Robert Fischer’s the movie’s Viewer; Dom Cobb’s the Writer-Director; Arthur’s his Assistant/Editor; Saito’s the Producer; Ariadne’s the Set Designer; Eames is the Actor; Yusuf’s the Musical Director; and Mal is the artist’s Spouse–his private relationships and emotional baggage.  (more…)

Charity Requires Relationship

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

If I give to my fellow human being, but do so involuntarily, he will eventually know.  If I give to my fellow human being, but do so to satisfy my own ego, seeing him only as a statistic or a project or an inferior or a stereotype or member of a group, he will eventually know. (more…)