Thursday, June 18, 2009
Thought Provoking Movies
I have been knitting most nights trying to complete a prayer shawl and I am very close to completing it. I am not sure if I will donate it to the organization I was planning on though, because I haven't exactly been meditating prayers into it as it was being constructed. I have been watching movies like the one above that are very thought provoking. Gran Torino was one of those movies I found myself trying to analyze when it was over. I may watch it a second time and see if I come away with a different perspective. The movie put me into a space that I don't personally have to deal with, because I don't live in a neighborhood that is like that. Or at least not to my knowledge. I don't mingle with the neighbors all that much, and don't know all the latest gossip. I have never heard or seen of any gang related incidents around where I live. St. Louis was listed as the most dangerous city in America in 2006, but I don't think we have been on the list for the past 3 years.
This movie was thought provoking for me in the same way that a movie called "The Mission" was. It left me wondering what choices I would make if I were in those situations. Is it better to leave people alone and to avoid getting involved, or to stand up for what is right. I had to laugh at Clint Eastwood's growling grumpy character though, especially the scene where he was sitting on his porch grumbling under his breath about the woman next door, and she was also grumbling in a different language about him. There were a lot of humorous scenes in this movie also. He tries to teach the young boy next door how to act like a man, and those scenes had me laughing out loud.
I am not real fond of movies with a lot of unnecessary violence in them, but I wouldn't say this movie fit into that category. The violence that was in there went with the story.
I have been having to watch movies in the evening because there is nothing on TV that interests me.
Our weather has improved the past 2 days. We sure needed a break from the rain. I better get out and enjoy it today.