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"I am the stars, I am the sky... ",
This review is from: Gertrud  [DVD] (DVD)
An insufferable, self-obsessed woman is Gertrud: "I am the stars, I am the sky... I am a mouth seeking another mouth". Gertrud is not a character with whom one can identify, she irritates with a love that should remain silent. Gertrud is in love with Love. She is merciless with those who love her; she has no knowledge of real love and so never finds love. True love forgives all sins: Gertrud cannot forgive. For Gertrud Love is everything... on condition. This film far from extolling the virtues of an emancipated woman details the vacuousness of a life lived in the pursuit of pleasure. Gertrud true to self-Love to the very end remains alone and unfulfilled. Watching this film, I felt nothing but a desire for the increasingly sanctimonious Gertrud to shut up, go away and die. A martyrs death, of course.
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Initial post: 4 Sep 2009 22:03:34 BDT
Eddie Kasica says:
Thanks, Jason, for your incredibly dense non-understanding of this towering achievement of 20th Century art. And please take your own advice. Ya' know, that "shut up, go away. . ." thing.
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Andrew J. Holliday says:
Fascinating review. Seriously. Its interesting to read a review that, to my mind, so completely misses the point (indeed misses each and every point) as to almost be discussing a different film.
Clearly I don't agree with you, but art is a subjective experience and you haven't just dissed the film, you've provided a different frame of reference re how the film and its central character appeared to you and for that I thank you.
But you need to watch it again. You really need to watch it again!
P.S. And at least she didn't start droning on and on about heavily laden corridors....
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