Saturday, April 9, 2011

Don't Look Now

Don't Look Now is a movie about how a family deals with the grief of the death of their child. While they try to let their lives continue as normal, things just don't seem right. The wife meets the "seeing" sisters and goes to a seance to try to reconnect with her daughter, while the husband buries himself in his architecture. The movie is laced with supernatural and religious elements, and I wonder what the film is trying to say about the connection between grief and those elements. The couple (can't remember their names) seems to discount anything religious when it comes to understanding their grief, while many people may turn to religion to find solace. The wife even says she thinks the priest for whom her husband works is "weird." The supernatural elements definitely seem to be where the couple turns instead when they think their child is in a sense, haunting them. But does turning to the supernatural save them? No. I'm not convinced on what the film may be saying about religion...if anything. I'd like to hear what other people have to say on the subject.

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