We can all agree on one thing about this film, and that one thing is that it is truly an original, artistic film. Thisfilm was one I has to watch over a few times to try to follow the different concepts posed. The film allows for an insight on a screenwriters average day in recreating a novel into a visual. It’S CLEARLY something which is not done overnight, and requires a lot of attention to detail. So many questions to pose on this abstract movie I don’t know where to begin. When it first started with his monologue, and the black screen, it immediately reminded me of what I do when I have a thousand things on my mind and can’t sleep. I didn’t need to see the image in order to get that, but others around me, asked what the point of that was. What I did not understand was the point of the glimpse of labor.
I am going to focus on the quote which stuck out to me most in this movie. “John Laroche says Because they’re so mutable. Adaptation is a profound process. Means you figure out how to thrive in the world.
Susan Orlean: [pause] Yeah but it’s easier for plants. I mean they have no memory. They just move on to whatever’s next. With a person though, adapting almost shameful. It’s like running away. “
SO here I pose a question, is it our nature to try to find ways to adapt everything in our surroundings? Is adaptation controllable to our society? John Laroche would say it’s the only way to exist, is to figure out how to adapt. Susan Orlean is more of the person to want to stop adaptation.