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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!!



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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