Mar 3, 2012 at 21:23:17
“Excellent film, saw this on Netflix Instant Watch last year. Beautifully shot, very well written & acted.”
hp blogger Terence Clarke on Mar 5, 2012 at 15:32:16
Thanks for writing, and I'm glad you enjoyed the film. I write a lot about South America and, as it happens, missed this film entirely when it came out in the U.S. in 2010. I found it on Netflix, too, and was knocked out by it entirely. A terrific movie.
“Yes!!! THANK YOU for writing this, absolutely true. I'm studying cinema (minor -- major is marketing) in school and I absolutely agree. We're essentially taught that movies are entertainment & books are intelligent works to be deeply analyzed. We need to start bringing more thought & analysis to movies! I wish in high school we mixed more units on movies to English (technically the class would have to become culture studies or something). I'd love to pair books with films that discuss similar themes using visual language.
People really don't understand how film tells a story visually (as opposed to through language -- everyone wants the "smart movie" to communicate through dialogue not images)”
“Very true. It's quite sad. I'm part of the minority of college students that avoids such behavior, and finds creating the more lasting connections / relationships very difficult. I ("we") avoid the cheap red cups because that culture is absolutely not for me ("us"). One big problem is that their are many people like myself and my best friend but they aren't brave enough to "be weird" so they immerse themselves in the normal culture.”
wescrenshawphd on Feb 28, 2012 at 12:27:24
“Good for you. In my practice I call your goal Radical Monogamy. However, I promise you those girls are out there. I see them all the time and they complain that you don't exist. Problem? No alternative to the red-cup world. So how do you meet each other? Keep at it.”