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The Road

Postby Ben » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:49 am

Hi everyone

As a matter of interest, has anyone seen "The Road"?

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If so, what did you think?
No spoilers please! If it doesn't come down to Tasmania, I might have to wait until its out on DVD which could be a while!
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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: The Road

Postby imagemarie » Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:32 pm

I thought it was very good. Faithful to the book, so if you "enjoyed" that, then you will like the film. Viggo Mortensen is excellent, and the relationship between father and son, which IS the story, is wonderfully portrayed. I took much more from it than from the flashy Avatar, but it's all down to what floats your boat I guess.
I also liked the ambiguous ending. It's your call really. Heartily :smile: recommended.

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Re: The Road

Postby BlackBird » Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:01 pm

Loved the book, looking forward to seeing this.

"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta

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Re: The Road

Postby Guy » Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:09 am

Viggo may not have ever killed a man before but he's certainly killed his share of orcs! :jedi:
Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm

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