Sunday, May 25, 2014

To Live and Love

I saw Only Lovers Left Alive yesterday. So many feels. Two vampires played by Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton (Adam and Eve). The movie starts with a spinning record and I was hooked. What is life if it's not finite? How does it stay precious? How do you keep going? Eve has lived for thousands of years. Adam only hundreds. He refers to man as zombies and I wonder how apt the description can be. Yet there is Eve, his companion in everything, pointing out the ebbs and flows of humanity. She is enlivened by the survival. She touches objects and defines their place in the world. She is literally surrounded by words. The film is consuming and wonderful.

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