Friday, February 17, 2012

Themes, touch stones and other neat things...

Every movie has a theme. I don't want to give away any surprises, but I think this movie has the same type of theme as a lot of Clint Eastwood's greatest/latest movies seem to have.

I'm also curious as to what genre the critics will say it falls into. Is it a romance? Well yes it is. Is it sci-fi? Yes, it's that too. Action? Yep, got it. Is it funny? Strangely it has a lot of "fish out of water" humor as well as romantic comedy humor. That's the surface fun.

Then again, some of the best movies have some layers of symbolism and touchstones. A touchstone doesn't have to be something that someone actually touches (though sometimes they do because that has meaning to them.)

Instead, it might be an expression, an idea, a place or a thing that keeps popping up for a reason. This movie has those, for reasons and meanings that the audience must discover.


  1. Peanut butter. ;-) But then, it's a favorite of the author's. ;-) Yunno, I try to think sideways on a lot of things I write. What's going to click with readers (viewers) in a normal yet uncommon way. Often the most innocuous, simple, innocent things can have great import. IMHO chocolate is overdone. So five minutes ago. Now, peanut butter...! :-)

  2. Peanut butter has all the basic food groups of sugar, fat and salt. LOL But yes, peanut butter is very sensual and appears in at least three important scenes in the movie.

  3. Oh, I'm so glad! I was just wondering whether the peanut butter scenes would make it into the movie version.