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And while you are at it see In the Bedroom

Posted by Word Camel on February 13, 2002

In Reply to: Re: Movies posted by Bruce Kahl on February 13, 2002

: : : Will everybody please go see "A Beautiful Mind."

: : I haven't seen a good movie at a real theater in a long time. I'll give it a try.

: No, don't give it a try.
: Do it. Go see it.

: One entry found for catharsis.
:

: Main Entry: ca·thar·sis
: Pronunciation: k&-'thär-s&s
: Function: noun
: Inflected Form(s): plural ca·thar·ses /-"sEz/
: Etymology: New Latin, from Greek katharsis, from kathairein to cleanse, purge, from katharos
: Date: circa 1775
: 1 : PURGATION
: 2 a : purification or purgation of the emotions (as pity and fear) primarily through art b : a purification or purgation that brings about spiritual renewal or release from tension
: 3 : elimination of a complex by bringing it to consciousness and affording it expression

In the Bedroom, though depressing is poignant and beautiful. The cinematography is like a visual poem and the observations of human beings are the some of the most compassionate and complex I've seen.