Well, I was going to do a write-up on the disgusting events of the shooting last night, but one of our other writers has already done so, and quite eloquently I might add. Read her take on the situation HERE.
Instead maybe you can use some escape through the form of movies. Using a movie to purify the event of a movie gone wrong seems appropriate. Here are three films to watch that might have slipped you by and are easily available on Netflix Instant for you to watch from the safety of your home.
1) Castaway on The Moon (Kim’s Island)
Kim Seong-geun (Jae-yeong Jeong), despondent over being dumped by his girl, decides to end it all by jumping into the Han River, but instead wakes up on a tiny island in the middle of the waterway, now a castaway in the teeming heart of civilization. Part social commentary, part romantic adventure with hints of science fiction, Lee Hey-jun’s film touches on topics ranging from economic disparity to the alienating nature of modern urban existence.
I feel this is fitting giving the way I feel about people today. Escaping the confines of the world where people don’t get shot in a movie theater.
2) Breakfast at Tiffany’s
In this Blake Edwards-directed adaptation of Truman Capote’s novel, fortune hunter Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) finds herself captivated by aspiring writer Paul Varjak (George Peppard), who’s moved into her building on a wealthy woman’s (Patricia Neal) dime. As romance blooms between Paul and Holly, Doc Golightly (Buddy Ebsen) shows up on the scene, revealing Holly’s past. The film received Oscars for best song (“Moon River”) and best score.
This movie can help you remember that running away won’t make the world stop chasing you. You have to forgive and love again.
3) The Man from Nowhere
This hard-hitting tale of revenge stars Bin Won as Tae-Sik, a former special agent living a bitter and lonely life following his wife’s tragic death. When a young girl (Sae-Ron Kim) he befriends is kidnapped by a vicious drug gang, Tae-Sik rushes to her aid. Bloodthirsty and hell-bent on justice — particularly after being framed by the gang — he takes the law into his own hands, infiltrating the ring and systematically wiping out its members.
A tale of revenge for a young child? Perfectly fitting for today.