Life in a Bubble World
E.Shrew forced me to watch Goya's Ghosts last night. I do not like any movies depicting the harsh realities of the human condition. This movie disturbed me on so many levels. It is a period film during the times of the Spanish Inquisition. It follows the life of Francisco Goya, a famous painter of the royal family, and the poor fate of one of his subjects (Inés) played by Natalie Portman.
You can't help but feel utter contempt for the Church in this film. It makes you realize how easily manipulated human creatures are. Put fear in us and you too can control us! I personally believe that media has largely taken the place of the Church in brainwashing us poor souls.
For me, I am content just watching happy movies and comedies. Am I in denial that bad things happen to people? Of course I am! But I am far happier living with a child-like innocence than being exposed to cold cruel realities. Life in a bubble world suits me just fine.