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1/17/10 12:53 PM
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Can anyone recommend some movies that cover different ideas in an entertaining way that are on Netflix?
1/18/10 6:03 AM
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The Matrix
1/19/10 9:25 PM
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Unbearable lightness of being
1/24/10 3:16 AM
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Much better to read the book "unbearable lightness of being", the movie takes out most of the philosophy, but still a good movie.

Waking Life is pretty much a philosophy 101 tutorial.

Also by Richard Lanklater are the fantastic movies Before Sunrise and it's sequel before sunset, which I think are the two best potrayals of love ever put on film.
1/24/10 4:08 PM
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Woody Allen's Crimes and Misdemeanors
1/25/10 5:02 PM
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 thanks.  I'll check some of these out.
2/3/10 4:54 PM
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A lot of Woody Allen
I (heart) Huckaby's

I'll try to think of some more...
2/4/10 5:20 AM
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3/7/10 11:59 PM
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Ghost in the Shell!
3/16/10 11:46 AM
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4/14/10 12:53 AM
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Stranger than Fiction starring Will Ferrel (not a comedy) - Covers the question 'Would you want to know when you will die or not?'

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind starring Jim Carey (not a comedy also). Covers the question 'Is it better to have loved rather than not loved at all?'

Transformers starring Megan Fox (a comedy). Doesn't cover any questions but only facts. Megan Fox is HAWT!!!

4/14/10 12:58 AM
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Forgot to add, Fight Club and the rejection of modern society

Into the Wild covers a young man's personal journey inspired by the transcendentalism

Forrest Gump and Benjamin Button - Seize the Day or Life is short?

4/14/10 6:16 AM
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Which genius here can tell me the philosophical idea that was the main influence for Groundhog Day?
4/14/10 1:36 PM
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eternal recurrence?
4/15/10 5:42 AM
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Hooray we have a winner!
4/15/10 11:45 AM
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Knowledge of Samsara, and the Buddhist attempt to supercede the effects of karma through that knowledge???

Isn't Bill Murray eventually a bodhisatva?....a buddha maybe....???

Oh well...back to the drawing board....
5/3/10 12:52 AM
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Revolver. Good flick with Jason Statham. I think Guy Ritchie directed.
5/10/10 5:17 PM
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I watched Unbearable Lightness of Being.   It is a very slow paced movie.   I am sure I missed the whole point of the movie.

What did I miss?   This is what I got out of it.

I thought it was about 3 people and how they dealt with The Soviet invastion Prague.   

The free spirit girl bailed whenever she was burdened with something or someone.   The wife was the opposite.  She felt connected to Prague and couldn't have sex as a way to experience freedom.  The doctor was in the middle.  He had sex to experience experience freedom but liked being having a wfie too.

When she left to go back to Prague, I think we were supposed to think that he was now free of the ball and chain and now lightened of that burden of marriage.   He would continue on to fuck a lot of women and that would make him happy.   But instead he couldn't bear that freedom.  He liked having some burden that weighed him down some. 

Olin Lena is very hot.    The lady who played the wife looks like how I'd imagine Mathida from the movie Leon would look when she got a few years older. 

  


5/12/10 12:33 PM
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The book is WAY better. The movie kind of cuts out all the philosophy and focus's on the love story.
5/13/10 4:49 PM
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It is the opposite of groundhog day. There is NO eternal recurrence, therefore the heavy responsibility one would have and importance of once actions is made “light” by the lack of consequence of ones actions. If it happens once, it may as well not have happened at all. While the lack of consequence of our actions may make bring “lightness” to our actions, it is unbearable, because they have little (no) meaning. This is what I took from the book – though maybe as was said earlier – it is not so much in the movie.
5/14/10 12:38 PM
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subadie,  interesting point. 

I thought he found it unbearable that he had total freedom.  I thought Thomas needed to feel weighed down with a wife to make him happy.  But that may have been what you are saying too.


6/14/10 7:42 AM
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Watched I heart huckabees for the first time last night. Fun movie to watch. Laughed out loud several times, and of course its about philosophy
8/2/10 10:31 PM
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agree with most above, Blade Runner, Matrix, Ghost in the Shell, Innocence

Mindwalk is in my top 5, amazing
8/15/10 10:11 AM
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9/11/10 9:46 PM
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Probably not on netflix yet, but go see inception!!! Its an awesome movie. Other than that, gotta agree with fight club/matrix and also law abiding citizen

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