[extropy-chat] A movie recommendation (The Prestige - spoilers)

Heartland velvethum at hotmail.com
Tue Feb 27 12:17:49 UTC 2007

[spoilers below]

>A DVD of the movie "The Prestige" has just come out, I strongly recommend
> you do yourself a favor and buy it immediately. Never in my life have I seen
> a movie that had my philosophy regarding the copy verses the original
> dynamic, until now. But forget my silly philosophy, simply judged as
> an act of entertainment the movie is first rate. Absolutely first rate!
> John K Clark

Are you sure the film supports your philosophy? Yes, the protagonist is a vehicle 
that dramatizes this particular position but does the movie really endorse your 
point of view? I really doubt it. Clearly, there's enough room here for different 
interpretations which is what good art should provide.

One thing we can agree on is that it's a great movie. I even recommended it the 
other day to someone and that person loved it too. It's just a solid piece of work 
all around with interesting ideas, good story structure executed at the right pace, 
and captivating dialogue. Even though I knew where this story was heading, I still 
reveled in seeing how it was being executed scene by scene. IMHO, the best movie of 


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