Saturday, March 22, 2008

Thank you, Cinema

I fell asleep last night watching No End in Sight, the great documentary chronicling the massive mistakes of the war in Iraq. This morning I finished it. A few nights ago I watched Lake of Fire, a two and a half hour documentary about abortion. And then there’s the Nanking movie, mentioned a few posts back.

Last week I managed to watch Diary of a Country Priest, incredibly sad and beautiful, though not as much as Bresson’s Au Hasard Balthazar, which remains the saddest film I’ve ever seen.
All of these movies have combined to make me realize that the world is an ugly place and people are no damn good.