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Does anyone have any suggestions of movies that have an element of If we destroy nature/destroy the environment though our over-embracing technology or greedy commercialism we lose spiritual, mystical, or magical elements?

Not that technology or science or development is pure evil, not that uberembracing of nature is pure good - more that there needs to be a balance?

For example, Spirited Away by Miyazaki. (Actually lots by Miyazaki.)
I also think Secret of the Kells has a reference (with Aisling being the last of her kind) and I think Pan's Labyrinth even has a wee bit with the fairy tale/old gods element and the mill was the last door to that world.

I'm not sure if I'm thinking limited to old school fairy tales, folklore, and myths or modern ones, too. Right now I'm just wondering what's out there, especially as I haven't really seen a lot of movies. :)

Thanks for any suggestions or recommendations!!

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rob_t_firefly
Feb. 9th, 2011 06:51 pm (UTC)
The Lord of the Rings saga basically features nice nature-lovers and mystics against what amounts to an evil industrial complex with smokey factories and henchman workforces.
madladyred
Feb. 11th, 2011 03:07 am (UTC)
Oh - I like your description of the smokey factories. Thank you for the suggestion!!
Jodie Schmodie
Mar. 6th, 2011 01:33 am (UTC)
Cool Movie
One of my favorite movies of all times is "Brazil". (not sure if you mean you havent' seen many NEW movies or old movies or what but thought I'd post a comment as I just happened to stumble onto your blog here - dig your atom tattoo by the way - very cool! that's how I stumbled on you blog.....) Have you seen it? It definitely has an "new technology" can be dangerous (well, IS dangerous in the case of this particular movie) vibe to it......
madladyred
Mar. 6th, 2011 05:46 am (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestion!
I have not seen Brazil. It's on my list of movies I would like to see some day - I will have to bump it up. It's funny you mention that movie, actually. My husband is in this class and originally toyed with the idea of doing a paper on Terry Gilliam & antiheroes using Brazil, Jabberwocky, and Life of Brian.

And thanks for the tattoo compliment! I am so incredibly proud of the design he came up with. :) He's designed another one for the opposite side of my ankle that's a celtic symbol. I just haven't had a chance to get it inked yet.
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