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The Leftovers is maybe the best thing I've seen on film.
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High Plains Drifter (1973)

 

Existentialism, ghost story, western horror or gothic, with obvious connections to the book of Hebrews, Isaiah, Paradise Lost. hints to supernatural. 

There is unflinching ugliness that examines morality of conscience. 

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Not a movie and not enlightened but...

 

Just finished Rectify, a beautiful, intelligent, and compelling drama about a man and his family facing his reintegration after spending 19 years on death row.

 

It’s slow at times, a bit overly melodramatic, but also very emotionally charged and poetic. Highly recommended.

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On 2/27/2017 at 3:29 PM, ralis said:

We just finished watching season 1 of 'The OA' on Netflix. Thought provoking, challenging and intriguing.

 

 

 

I loved this series.  Another one of the rare ones that I worked on and enjoyed watching.  My crew built the second season.

One of the better concept tv series.

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The Lost Room

 

A one off story told in six episodes.  Really imaginitive.  I expected to dismiss it, but was absorbed.

A very clever concept piece.

 

A detective finds a key at a crime scene, which opens a door to a room in between dimensions.

The Lost Room. 

 

From this room, using that key, one can enter any other door on the planet.

 

 

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On 6/3/2020 at 6:43 PM, steve said:

Not a movie and not enlightened but...

 

Just finished Rectify, a beautiful, intelligent, and compelling drama about a man and his family facing his reintegration after spending 19 years on death row.

 

It’s slow at times, a bit overly melodramatic, but also very emotionally charged and poetic. Highly recommended.

Just finished watching it. Very poignant and thought provoking. 
 

My personal favorite and multi-faceted show - Battlestar Galactica (reboot version). I’d even venture to say it is “enlightened” (at a certain level). It works at different layers, with great action and drama, it portrays many different schisms in a very beautiful manner.

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40 minutes ago, dwai said:


 

My personal favorite and multi-faceted show - Battlestar Galactica (reboot version). I’d even venture to say it is “enlightened” (at a certain level). It works at different layers, with great action and drama, it portrays many different schisms in a very beautiful manner.

 

One of my favorites too.  "It all happened before, and it will all happen again..." -- I just found out that it's actually a quote from Marcus Aurelius's Meditations (another favorite) -- here's the complete version:

"To bear in mind constantly that all of this has happened before. And will happen again—the same plot from beginning to end, the identical staging."

 

Also it had the best opening lines of all time! 

"Are you alive?"

"Yes..." 

"Prove it."

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1 hour ago, Taomeow said:

 

One of my favorites too.  "It all happened before, and it will all happen again..." -- I just found out that it's actually a quote from Marcus Aurelius's Meditations (another favorite) -- here's the complete version:

"To bear in mind constantly that all of this has happened before. And will happen again—the same plot from beginning to end, the identical staging."

 

Also it had the best opening lines of all time! 

"Are you alive?"

"Yes..." 

"Prove it."

I very reluctantly turned this on after weeks of constant and endless badgering of a partner at work.

 

I was utterly surprised at the depth and breadth of a television script, that deftly wove a narrative that addressed religious thinking and effects on society, notions of consciousness and the nature of human non-human life, entrenched hardline politics and the ramifications of whole sale technology worship... not to mention the foggy/nebulous/fluid definitions of terrorism vs anti-authoritarian freedom movements...

 

May have to revisit this again.  Will undoubtedly be more details revealed in another run through...

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9 hours ago, silent thunder said:

I very reluctantly turned this on after weeks of constant and endless badgering of a partner at work.

 

I was utterly surprised at the depth and breadth of a television script, that deftly wove a narrative that addressed religious thinking and effects on society, notions of consciousness and the nature of human non-human life, entrenched hardline politics and the ramifications of whole sale technology worship... not to mention the foggy/nebulous/fluid definitions of terrorism vs anti-authoritarian freedom movements...

spot on! 

9 hours ago, silent thunder said:

May have to revisit this again.  Will undoubtedly be more details revealed in another run through...

It only gets better — I must’ve watched the show 4-5 times at least over the past couple of decades. The ingenuity of it all never ceases to amaze me.

 

Also watch the prequel (done after BSG) called Caprica. That too is an awesome show. :) 

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11 hours ago, Taomeow said:

 

One of my favorites too.  "It all happened before, and it will all happen again..." -- I just found out that it's actually a quote from Marcus Aurelius's Meditations (another favorite) -- here's the complete version:

"To bear in mind constantly that all of this has happened before. And will happen again—the same plot from beginning to end, the identical staging."

 

Also it had the best opening lines of all time! 

"Are you alive?"

"Yes..." 

"Prove it."

 I didn’t know that line was from Marcus Aurelius’ meditation. Thx for sharing :) 


“all of this has happened before, all of this will happen again”...

 

The amazing thing about the show is how deep it went, from its start as a post-apocalyptic space opera to a pensive, deeply thought provoking meditation on human nature, society and religion. 
 

And then I realized I just repeated Creighton’s statement almost to the tee from the previous comment 😁

 

 

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I've been on a sincerely deep and ever growing appreciation and hero worship of Marcus Aurelius lately...

 

Hard to imagine a leader of such introspection and wisdom...

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On 10/09/2020 at 2:06 PM, dwai said:

The amazing thing about the show is how deep it went, from its start as a post-apocalyptic space opera to a pensive, deeply thought provoking meditation on human nature, society and religion. 

 

The ending hit me like a bus. I had no idea that was coming. The whole thing is one of the most underrated TV shows ever imo.

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