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The obligatory Dhamma themed movie thread

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Postby Fluke » Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:11 pm

I'd add the movie "Revolver" to the list.

It's very violent in parts, but the main theme of the movie is the ego, and conquering it.

At least that was my understanding of it; it's quite a weird movie.

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Postby Spiny Norman » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:35 pm

I like the film "Dances with wolves" and will try to think of a Dhamma connection.. :tongue:
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Lots more here, on the Tricycle BuddhaFest Online Film Festival.
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Postby Modus.Ponens » Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:23 pm

I don't know if this was added before, but "The Straight Story", by David Lynch, is a wonderful film. Probably the most beautiful film I saw in my life. It's a very simple story (not encrypted like Muholand Drive), yet so beautiful and profound. It has some good lessons, among them the importance of being kind and have a non-conflituous life of friendly love towards others, especialy family. You won't regret watching it.
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
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Please send merit to my dog named Mika who has passed away - thanks in advance

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Postby BlackBird » Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:50 am

I dunno if anyone's mentioned it, but
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/amour_2013/

Very existential, deals with old age, brilliant film.
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Re: The obligatory Dhamma themed movie thread

Postby Taijitu » Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:23 pm

Three films I remember well that had an impact on me:

LA Story (1991)
True Romance (1993)
One Day (2011)

All romances! Must show where my interests are. :embarassed:
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Postby suttametta » Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:42 pm

The Wolf of Wall Street. Theme is the unreality of samsara. The story starts off with Leonardo getting schooled on the unreal nature of Wall Street by Matthew McConaughey. Then it becomes a kaleidoscope of the visions of greed and ignorance. This is a reflection on the suffering of samsara.

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