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I really liked some parts of Insignificance, but there's a forced art house aspect to it that just seems unnecessary and weakens the movie.
I found Nicolas Roeg's "Insignificance" to be extremely interesting. It's an experience that I will need more time to pin down, but it's a philosophical, hallucinatory and intriguing collusion of ideas, acting, writing and directing. The films main thesis is that if everything is relative than everything is without meaning. This is very cool stuff.
I'm still trying to work out what it all means, but its possible that there isn't a coherent central theme here, other than placing a few of the defining figures of the 50s in one room to see what happens. I found most of it interesting, especially watching the Marylin Monroe character demonstrate the theory of relativity, and while its admittedly confusing I like that its really trying to grasp for the soul of a distinctive American decade.
|Ballplayer:||I am not stupid. I just enjoy giving the appearance of being stupid. You see from an early age I have reveled in the appearance of stupidity, it has given me a great deal of time to think.|
|Professor:||Knowledge isnt truth. Its just mindless agreement. You agree with me, I agree with someone else - we all have knowledge. We havent come any closer to the truth. You can never understand anything by agreeing, by making definitions. Only by turning over the possibilities. Thats called thinking. If I say I know, I stop thinking. As long as I keep thinking, I come to understand. That way, I might approach some truth.|
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