June 10, 2003
a beautiful mind

Tonight I was bad. Instead of writing, instead of gaming (I'm still behind on moves)... instead of just about everything (except work, had to do that still *sighs*)...

I watched A Beautiful Mind with Kevin.

It was a wonderful movie. Disturbing on oh so many levels, especially as a writer and a gamer. The way it was written, which kept his secret so well, made it even better. We were a part of the delusion.

And at the end I came upstairs to get ready for bed, and heard music on the edges of my mind. I stopped, cocking my head to listen to it, wondering if it were a piece from the movie. No. What was it? I strained to catch it again, and then I heard the words...

"Eres tu. Como el agua..."

I know what the words sound like. To type them in Spanish -- I'd likely get them wrong. I haven't seen the words in so long. Yet I could go look them up.

It was a favorite song when I was 17 or 18. When I was writing a novel my senior year of high school (a BAD novel). When I was using writing to work out my feelings about life and other people, and when I created a character who was me in fictional form. And whose song was "Eres Tu".

To suddenly hear that song, after watching that movie, was even more disturbing.

Time to get some sleep.

Posted by Deb Atwood at June 10, 2003 10:36 PM | TrackBack

An amazing film; Crowe was robbed of an Oscar, in my opinion. Still, disturbing and fascinating at the same time. I was enthralled when he was breaking the codes -- the cinematography of how his brain worked was truly fascinating.

Posted by: Scott on June 11, 2003 07:55 AM

I truly liked the film as well, the layers of reality (or semblance of such) in his mind. It showed the acting promise Crowe displayed in LA Confidential (as opposed to the action-hero antics of Gladiator)

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