This was my bag packed and ready to go to the movies on Tuesday, but as I had to p.s. on that blog post, we had a mix-up with the movie times. So today was actually the movie day. Some of you guys wanted to hear back about 1) what am I knitting, and 2) how was the movie?
I'm knitting a cotton/linen tee for summer :) ... so far I haven't had to frog any of it, but I'm only about 7 inches up from the bottom hem. We'll see how it goes. That yummy color is called desert turquoise.
The movie was Slumdog Millionaire, which I saw with my Dad. I had my eyes closed 2 minutes into the movie and was crying in 5 minutes. I almost left the theater to sit out in the lobby several times, but was assured by Dad several times that "It's going to get better," and "It will all work out in the end." That's what kind of movie it was. It was a roller coaster emotionally, but I rode it out with someone who knew the ending from the beginning. If you watch by immersion (like me) you'd better go with someone who has seen it or you won't make it all the way through.
If you don't want any hints about the movie - don't read the rest of this post.
I felt worked over and in some ways manipulated by a story that in the end did come out "all right." Life does NOT come out all right for billions (yes Billions) of children "living" in slums and garbage dumps for eons. The only reason this movie will win an Oscar is because it was in some way uplifting. What was the uplift? Things turn out o.k. ...... I don't believe that is reality. So we Americans will shower praise and awards on a movie that portrays a nightmarish life with a happy and romantic ending. I think it's weird that we could walk out of the theater and somehow "feel good." I felt horrible. I feel horrible. But I am glad I saw it, as draining as it was. Can I explain that? No. Maybe for the same reason Kite Runner and 1000 Splendid Suns are beautiful books. It's a messed up planet ... and I haven't seen 99.99 percent of it .....
Feel free to leave comments with your honest opinions .... you may really disagree with me .... and I like that.