Monthly Archives: September 2011

WORDS OF THE WEEK

i’m not trying to do something different, i’m trying to do the same thing but in a different way.

 

-vivienne westwood, fashion designer-

What’s in the frame.

 

Setelah melalui proses detoksinasi lahir dan batin selama bulan Ramadhan kemarin, maka seharusnya kita telah menjadi manusia yang lebih steril, lebih baik.

I don’t want to give such a speech here about how to become a better person or what’s good being that (who the hell am i juga.. =D ), saya cuma pingin share beberapa film yang memperlihatkan bagaimana sebuah karakter yang memasuki babak baru dalam siklus hidupnya.

‘Up in the Air’ Film tentang seorang laki-laki, Ryan Bingham, yang punya pekerjaan sebagai pemberhenti karyawan. What?? Terus apanya yang bisa dijadikan inspirasi dalam perubahan hidup? He3, memecat karyawan memang bukanlah pekerjaan mudah. Ada unsur emosional yang kadang membuat proses ini jadi lebih rumit dari yang seharusnya. Di saat seperti itu, diperlukan seorang yang benar-benar tahu bagaimana mengkontrol emosi dan orang itu direpresentasikan via sosok Ryan Bingham. Kita bisa belajar dari sana saat kita harus melakukan decision yang sulit karena terlalu banyak emotional factor yang terlibat. Kita bisa lihat perubahan hidup yang terjadi pada Ryan Bingham yaitu when he is put in charge of training a newbie, a woman, how she affects his life and the way that he thinks. Menarik.

‘American History X’ Film ini punya pesan yang kontroversial. Tentang seorang neo-nazi skinhead yang masuk penjara, then realizes that it is time for a change in his life. Dan entah kenapa, i just loved the movie’s tag line: ‘His father taught him to hate. His friends taught him rage. His enemies gave him hope.’ Statement itu menjadi background why having a strong male influence is very important in the development of a child, bukan sekedar untuk memberi rasa aman, but for the lessons that mothers can’t teach. Film ini mungkin kurang menarik buat beberapa orang, terutama bagi wanita karena terlalu intens kekerasan yang dipertontonkan, belum lagi soal swastika dan those iron cross tattoos, hehehe.. That, will definitely turn off some audiences. Tapi menurut saya film ini beautifully crafted, alternating between the present time in color, and the past, told in black and white.

‘Pay It Forward’ Sebuah film inspiratif tentang sebuah perubahan positif. A young boy believes in the goodness of human nature so much that he sets out to change the world, and he succeeds. It is about how if we all just do one kind thing for another person and they do the same then we can make this world a better place. Great isn’t it? 🙂

‘The Matrix’ is a revolution!! How is this movie represent reality or spirituality or life changing in any way? Hmm, mungkin kita semua masih ingat adegan saat Morpheus menawarkan Neo (the hero) a red pill or a blue pill. Take the blue pill and Neo will go back to his ordinary life, take the red one and Neo will go down the rabbit hole. Jalan hidup memang banyak menawarkan pilihan dan setiap pilihan punya value dan konsekuensinya masing-masing. Kita bisa merasakan perjalanan spiritual dalam memaknai film ini. Kita harus ‘wake up‘. But being awake doesn’t necessary always mean that it will be easy and you will reach nirvana in a minute and everything will be ok. When you do ‘wake up’, you realize that the world you were living in was fake or just a representation of what we perceive to be ‘real’. Truly a mind opener movie.

‘Fight Club’ Film yang lagi-lagi normalnya dikonsumsi oleh kaum lelaki ini mampu berbicara banyak kepada saya. It’s a film that we can view for perhaps a better understanding of what can happen to us in this crazed, consumer-driven world. The film wasn’t really about the fighting. It was more about how average people are fitted into these boring, repetitive lives by society, and how it can drive one insane. It’s the starting point. And all the while, it’s great entertainment. Not to forget ada Brad Pitt dan Edward Norton di sana yaaaa, hehehe.. Hmm baru mikir, kenapa film-film yang saya suka mayoritas ada Edward Norton? *krik*

However, there are many other message movies out there that have done a better job of trying to change people. Mungkin suatu waktu nanti, saya akan share film-film yang menurut saya sangat memberikan inspirasi dan sanggup membuat saya berpikir lebih tentang hidup saya, dan semoga nanti tentang film-film yang juga jadi konsumsi para wanita pada umumnya.

Ok, here’s now my closing question: when you wake up in a different place at a different time, can you wake up as a different person? As a better person?

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