Sunday, September 15, 2013

Dream or Nightmare

When seen on a big movie screen, El Cid is transformed from a simple action epic into something more. Images become profoundly moving and profoundly disturbing.

El Cid expresses unconscious fears about the fight for goodness over its opposite. The death of the hero at the end is stunning. Does it represent the possible death of Western civilization itself?

Today this is a real-world question.