Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Calculus of Severine

#skyfall #spoilers #007

So I've watched Skyfall twice now, trying to get a handle on how best to write about it. 

It is rich, it is lush, it is too much for one post.

Some ideas:

There are no opposites.
Everything is in shadow.
Damage comes from revelation, not concealment.
A transition is simply the moment when the transitioning elements cohere.
Life is betrayal.
Happiness is an illusion.
The comfort of modernity, of civilization, is predicated on a lie.

What is the ecosystem of betrayal?

One wonders if, after the helicopters pick up Silva on the island of Hashima, Bond didn't take one more taste of the 50-year-old Macallan. One wonders if Bond is deliberately shaking when he points the gun at Severine.

What are we at the core?

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