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Learning time: Life of Pi

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I have just turnee home from the cinema and I am confused. I watched Life of Pi. I didn’t read the book before, as I should have, but the movie was utterly gorgeous. And very confusing. While I understand most allegories ( after searching for meaning on the Internet and long debating with my friend ) I am quite sure half of the movie’s meanings are still an enigma to me.
Life of Pi is a movie that needs to be seen twice, maybe even three times to be completely understood. Happily, it’s a story that leaves everybody to draw their own conclusion. Happily, or sadly, because it became more of a torture to me.
I gather that the Animal story as well as the human story represent the faces of religion. If you are ready to embrace the fantastic story, the miracles, with its good and bad, the faith and the unbelievable, or if you like to rather settle for a more realistic view, a rational explanation.
The movie itself is a visual masterpiece, and a journey which will definitely make you question a lot of things.
Which is what I love most. Leaving the cinema, thinking…

Now, that is one thing I couldn’t have done! That is a way of putting things!

“Stories, like people and butterflies and songbirds’ eggs and human hearts and dreams, are also fragile things, made up of nothing stronger or more lasting than twenty-six letters and a handful of punctuation marks. Or they are words on the air, composed of sounds and ideas-abstract, invisible, gone once they’ve been spoken-and what could be more frail than that? But some stories, small, simple ones about setting out on adventures or people doing wonders, tales of miracles and monsters, have outlasted all the people who told them, and some of them have outlasted the lands in which they were created.”

~ Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things

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Help: Johnny Depp vs. Brad Pitt ( the ultimate argument)

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I’m having a debate with my mother and I need a little help here. I’m going to tell you how things are.

I am a Johnny Depp fan. I loved that man since I was 9 and he will always be my favourite actor. I consider him to be the most versatile, interesting, gorgeous and talented actor at Hollywood. I am trying to persuade my mother into thinking the same.
Just think about it:
He played so many parts, all so different. He is a genius. I really mean that. Although I may not agree sometimes with his choices in his personal life ( how can anyone stand that Vanessa Paradise ) that does not change how amazingly talented he is.

And I didn’t even mention his unique sense of style.

My mother is a Brad Pitt fan. She is the classic woman. Problem is, she consideres Brad to be more talented. She thinks his movies are more intelligent and he is more good looking.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I like Brad a lot and I admire him a lot. But I love Depp.

Now, here comes your part. Who is your favourite? Please help us solve this incredibly domestic argument.

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