Monday, February 7, 2011

wisdom in little doses

ive been doing some catching up on movies i have missed, thanks to pc. memoirs of zhang zhiyi. check. the other boleyn whore (hey it was queen catherine's remark!). check. eat pray flirt. checking.

i found my eyes rolling as julia roberts' character encounters this italian chambermaid as she discusses taking a bath. and as she explains, some words of wisdom just come out of her mouth, prompted by julia's concern on scaffolding ceiling holding up. "the only thing permanent in life is family.". and there it was. a clue to how her life should untangle!

why is it that scriptwriters inject these aphorisms into the lips of these mainless characters? and these are blurted out during the most mundane moments? and it happens even in Pinoy movies!

if life was like that, ill have to be extra attentive to each and every encounter with ordinary folk! the solution to life's problems may just be with the next tindera or security guard!

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5 comments:

Mac Callister said...

possible!hehe try to chitchat with them later on!

Anonymous said...

How condescending. "Ordinary" folk just might have more wisdom than you do. What do you know about life and love? You think you know a lot, but you don't.

Anonymous said...

So, what makes people "ordinary folk" and what puts you above them?

closet case said...

i guess i wasnt clear. lol.
the point of the post was that cinema injects the moral of the story somewhere in those little quips from 'ordinary folk' who are not even central characters in the movies.
it's the scriptwriting im rolling my eyes over.

Denz said...

hala CC condescending ka pala... HAHAHA...

Well yeah in my point of view... Getting though provoking lines from ordinary characters in scripts adds to the impact of the scene... Getting unexpected wisdom where you least expect it to come from...

and hey, aint it like that in real life too? Wisdom sometimes comes and just slaps you in the face when you least expect it to. You just have to well... listen to seemingly ordinary things