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    12 and a half weeks BerberElla's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Actually, I should clarify.
    I'm not sure what "nourishing one's idealism" means exactly.

    Movies (and other art forms) definitely can nourish my thinking/understanding as well as my imagination/creativity. I also have aesthetic tastes and can appreciate texture and nuance.

    But those seem to be less personal than whatever "idealism" stands for.

    That good can triumph over evil, that I can still dream the better dream, imagine the ideal, and watch it on screen.

    Everyday in my life my idealistic tendencies die a little, realism surrounds me, good does not triumph, things do not change, the fight is meaningless.

    Films like avatar, or the fantasy books I love so dearly, awaken that side of me again. Sure, I will wake up to all my problems and that idealism will slowly begin to die again, but for the time being it's sustaining me.

    Nourishment vs the poison of day to day humdrum living.
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    And the almost entirely white Earth force doiminating Pandora leaves eerie thoughts of colonialism in people's minds...
    Yes,

    The give the kind hearted, sweet, gentle, non-racist, religiously tolerant colonists a break.

    After all they only destroyed, divided, sucked up dry only a few nations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinkerbell View Post
    It's lines like this that give me total reasurance that I'm NOT an F type
    Quote Originally Posted by tinkerbell View Post
    ya know I don't think my soul has ever been nourished, certainly not by a film... he he
    You definitely made me lol with those comments! And I completely agree!!
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    Whose avatar are we talking about here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProperDave View Post
    This is absolutely ludicrous, but there was an article in the free newspaper Metro here in the UK that claims people are becoming depressed from watching Avatar and realising a utopian dream is impossible in this day and age. And the almost entirely white Earth force doiminating Pandora leaves eerie thoughts of colonialism in people's minds...

    Has anyone heard of that? Does anyone feel adversely affected by the movie?

    I think it's pure nonsense myself. I loved the movie, but I don't feel like a utopian world is impossible. Though as capitalism would be a difficult thing to defeat. The aggressive-dominant nature of our species drives us towards capitalism. The utopian Human society portrayed in shows like Star Trek would only likely arise from a near-apocolyptic end to the world.

    I did however get an un-easy feeling at the nigh-complete white opressor, and the way the Na'vi were dressed in similar styles to African native tribes.

    A brief on-line version of the article can be read on the Metro.co.uk site:
    Avatar fans struck with depression, amid racist message claims | Metro.co.uk
    I'd like to point out that the word "utopia" roughly translates to "land that does not exist."

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    Quote Originally Posted by simulatedworld View Post
    Whose avatar are we talking about here?
    Hopefully marmalade.sunrise's!
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    The only depressing part was when the good guys were dying and the forest being destroyed. Racism? Pfft. Over analyzing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffster View Post
    Hopefully marmalade.sunrise's!

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    Yup nothing like watching Avatar makes me want to goosestep around a burning cross and pop some Prosac. I am glad someone had the courage to make this point. Now if I could only find a woman who has a tail...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    Lol! I was thinking of that exact same reference (I highly recommend that site to anyone who hasn't heard of it).

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