Saturday, January 30, 2010

thoughts inspired by watching Adam

We have had a "wintery mix" day. Which is a phenomenon of Charlotte which involves slightly more ice than snow and causes everything to shut down for at least 24 hours or until it warms up enough for the roads to clear.

So I have spent the day inside doing not much of anything. (Also I've had a cold and so I didn't use this day productively at all...) I rented two movies in anticipation of this on my way home yesterday. I already watched Adam and have The Brothers Bloom soon to come. I was just thinking about a couple things...

First, isn't it strange when films have alternate endings? Thankfully this was just a slightly different take on the same ending. But sometimes it's a completely different thing and that bothers me. It bothers me because an ending is what makes the whole story. If you change the ending, it becomes a different story entirely.

Second, isn't funny when you have to explain to children what pretend or make-believe is? Children are generally so imaginative themselves, but it can be hard for them to be confronted with someone else's imagination. And then, when you have a child who doesn't understand imagination, usually because they are not at a developmentally appropriate stage, trying to explain it can be challenging!

That's all. I really enjoyed the movie, although I was a bit disappointed by the ending. (Both of them.)

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