Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Martin Scorsese Spends Time In Paris
When people lose the awe for that which is higher and greater, they become like clocks, ticking down the time with a lot of motion yet nothing inside but cold steel parts grinding to a preset pattern - until they suddenly stop. Hugo's tightly-wound clock-winding uncle quips, "Time is everything!" Yet, he sees this truth as merely an oppression when it's also an opportunity.
Georges concludes that humans can and should have more than time. He reflects: "The world, like a well-made machine, doesn't come with any extra parts ... everything has a purpose ... with people, if you lose your purpose, it's like you're broken." Need a fix? Whether your art focuses on gismos, gadgets, words, or spices, let it be a sincere pursuit of beauty, like this film.