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From time to time, movie-watchers can’t understand why it is that a seemingly completely ordinary film leaves such a strong impression. The reason for this is that well-made movies are often built on a philosophical foundation that has an effect on your subconscious mind but which you can’t detect without thorough analysis.
Axar.az got to grips with 6 famous movies with Bright Side. Now try rewatching them having learned about their hidden meaning.
1. Mad Max: Fury Road
People often don’t see any deeper meaning behind impressive action movies. When considered from a psychological point of view, however, all the characters in Mad Max are a reflection of the composite parts of our own personalities. Their escape reflects our fears, the green Earth our dreams, and their journey the transformation of the personality. This is why watching this movie can leave you feeling revitalized and liberated from your inner emotional traps.
2. Schindler’s List
The little girl in the red dress that we see in Schindler’s List is a reflection of the main idea behind the movie. Steven Spielberg himself commented that "In the USA, the USSR, and in England, people knew about the Holocaust. But no one did anything. We didn’t expend any resources trying to stop this ruthless march of death. This was a huge catastrophe that everyone saw, but no one did anything about it."
3. Shutter Island
From the very beginning, the director of this movie lets us know that the main character is a mental patient: note the restraints in the detective’s room, the strained faces of the policemen, the nurses’ lack of seriousness when carrying out their questioning, the clumsiness of Miss Kearns. At the end, the main character realizes the truth, but because he can’t stand the pain it causes, he opts for a lobotomy.
4. Black Swan
Many people think that Black Swan is a movie about schizophrenia, about the radiant Nina and her second personality, Lily (the name means “night“ or ”darkness" in ancient Hebrew). In fact, this movie is about art as a phenomenon. All art has two sides to it: the creative and the destructive. True perfection is born only when these two sides are unified. This is metaphorically depicted in the movie.
The last 20 seconds of this movie make reference to another film, Unbreakable, indicating that this is actually an “origin story“ in relation to the latter. The term ”origin story" is usually applied to depictions of how comic book superheroes come to be the way they are. In turn, it is revealed that the character in Split is not simply an individual with a mental disorder but a superhero whose story intertwines with that of the character in Unbreakable.
6. Fight Club
As for Fight Club, the crazy yet ingenious theory exists that Marla is also another character dreamed up by the Narrator. Note that Marla and Tyler are very similar: both smoke constantly, wear the same clothes and rings, and even retain the same hairstyles. Marla, moreover, is in many ways similar to the Narrator and has the same problems: they both live in hotels; they change their clothes at the same time; they attend the same self-help courses — and there are plenty of other similarities besides. Marla may well be the female principle contained within the Narrator’s personality, existing at a time when he struggles with the masculine one within himself — Tyler Durden. Now rewatch the film with this interpretation in mind. Not even the cars notice her!
2017.06.20 / 11:24