I will gaze at the moon and cleanse my heart.
"What is your advice for young generations?"
that blog post about angel’s egg’s symbolism was great but my interpretation of the movie was quite different…hmm i might write about it in my blog
Because of the minimal dialog in Angel’s Egg, much of the film’s intended meaning is portrayed through visuals and symbols. Because of the surreal nature of the film (and no official explanation by its creators), it is open to multiple or even conflicting interpretations, as one can see below. Many or all of the symbols in Angel’s Egg can be related to religion, specifically Christianity. Mamoru Oshii also directed Patlabor, Ghost in the Shell, and myriads of other works that contain Christian themes and references. He claimed to be a Christian himself and trained in seminary for priesthood in his youth, but is rumored to have renounced the religion before working on Angel’s Egg.
In Japan, Angel Egg (tenshi no tamago) refers to a typical tachiguishi dinner, a stand-and-eat practice Oshii is fond of and he has explored in his 1987 debut live-action feature Akai Megane, before developing it as the central theme of his 2006 animation movie Tachiguishi-Retsuden.
However, for this film Oshii apparently adapted the idea of an egg to fit the parable of the sower and the seed, and other teachings of Yeshua-Jesus.
this is extremely important
I found the human heart empty and insipid everywhere except in books.
Tarkovsky: Self-Loathing Strengthens the Spirit
Priest at a Q&A:
From what do you derive the spiritual power which is the source of your creative work? Where are your roots?
My roots lie in the fact that I don't love myself and that I don't really like myself... And from this I derive my spiritual power that forces me to pay attention to other things. It helps me to go beyond myself. It gives me the possibility to look for and to find power not so much in myself but for the most part in the things which are around me and above me. I wouldn't say that I derived power in myself.
.”The Man Who Sleeps” (French: Un homme qui dort) directed by Bernard Queysanne and Georges Perec, based on Perec’s 1967 novel “A Man Asleep”
Man is born unto the trouble as the sparks fly upwards. In other words suffering is germane to our existence; indeed, how without it, should we be able to fly upwards ?
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