Richmond's Own (but unowned) Website

 

Hunger

07/03/2011

0 Comments

 
So I just finished watching Hunger (wikipedia here)with 3 other people. Emotions flying. It was hard to watch. Partly the use of static shots – like a long (seemed like 20 minutes, maybe shorter) static shot of a conversation. But also just the graphic imagery and dark nature of the film. It was an emotional roller coaster down into the depths of emotion I never knew existed. I don’t really have words for the film. Good yes, but very heavy, very dark. And I thought Schindler’s List was a darker film. It’s hard to believe that it all happened. Definitely something that relates to our sessions on Security and Terror and Human Rights. But I can’t really express how I feel right now. I think I had my eyes covered for a good portion of the film. And it wasn’t like a horror film. Though there was a lot of horrific stuff. I think that’s been the hardest hour and a half I’ve ever had to sit through. Very intense. I’m not sure there are words to describe it. Maybe that’s a good thing. We shouldn’t have to describe those things. Yet they occur. I’m not really sure where I’m going with this now. But it was a very hard film. Good film. But hard to watch. And I’m pretty sure it was meant to be like that.

 


Comments


Your comment will be posted after it is approved.


Leave a Reply