Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Train He Never Took — Mr. Nobody (Impression)

Hauled up my stack of unseen movies from my DVD library. Finally got around to watching Jaco Van Dormael's masterpiece after 3 years. I think this movie is about the choices that we make in life -- that there is no right or wrong, even the people that we end up with is not brought on by some cosmic interference, chance or destiny. There is no such thing as someone "meant for you", but rather, whether or not we want to be with that person, making the decision and doing the grand gesture. This motion picture reminds me of one of my favorite Kieslowski film, Blind Chance, which then influence Tom Tykwer's "Run Lola Run" and Howitt's "Sliding Doors", which later became the catalyst to Van Dormael's scripting and creation of this movie. One inspiration to the next. Great art pays it forward. 

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