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Old 02-03-2012, 09:05 PM
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Further to AC's great thread about thought provoking sci-fi films,I just thought I'd say that I can see why this film was a favourite.

Previous to it being praised here,I had never even heard of it let alone seen it.Watched it last night on DVD and was blown away....such a beautiful film in an achingly sad way.Was powder an angel?An Alien?Or was he simply love?

I've not been moved so much by a film since I saw 'The Green Mile'.Magnificent.
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:59 PM
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He's whatever you want him to be.
But it would also be wise to enquire to discover the author's intent.

The symbolism of art, is whatever a person interprets the symbolism to represent.
Bu then there's also what the artist wants to express through the symbolism.
But then there are artists who know what the symbolism means to them but they also know that the symbolism may mean something different to another.
In that some artists don't care if someone interprets their work differently from what it means to them.
Another's interpretation has no affect on their own connection to the art piece.

Like K-Pax.
Is he an alien or a crazy person?
This was the dilemma i faced after watching it the first time.
I have since seen an entirely different answer to these questions since watching it again.

I interpret Powder as a human who had a major transformation.
And yes, heart touching for me because it symbolized transformation and the infinite potential of the human being.

He is also Jesus like in his human journey.
An extra ordinary human, far above the capabilities of others.
Loved by some, hated by others.
But in the end he transcends the human form.

A mordern myth story in the same vane as Jesus and other spiritual heros of the past.

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Old 03-03-2012, 12:11 AM
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That's one of my best ever movies, every time I watch it I cry my head off.
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:13 AM
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One of my favorites.

To me it doesn't matter what label we might put on Powder... he is unconditioned innocence.

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Old 03-03-2012, 05:44 PM
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I love powder too, fantastic film. another favourite of mine is the legend of bagger vance
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:11 PM
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For me, the higher aspect of ourself that wishes to go home. Loved the movie. Thanks.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:32 AM
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Yes!!! this is one of the most amazing movie, I have seen in a long time. One of my all time favorites. Hugs x
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:40 AM
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I think it is a great movie also......Peace x
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:20 PM
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For those who want to see it - here it is on youtube. (It's 1 hour 47 mins).
Just watched it yesterday (for first time) - magnificent, moving/sensitively directed, thought-provoking.
By way of a brief outline - it explores what happens to a reclusive, gifted albino once he has to return to our world.


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Old 03-11-2012, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by psychoslice
That's one of my best ever movies, every time I watch it I cry my head off.

My son and I were lucky enough to see it in the theatre ~ it was great. We both loved it.

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