Sunday, July 1, 2012 3:49:57 PM
0:50 I see the circle piece! Prominently displayed actually. 1:02 Prominent again, all alone by her foot. 1:45 Don't see any circle piece. 3:02 Ok, there`s the circle again, so much for that theory! (between the octogon and the game) 4:33 No circle! As the game pops up. 5:13 Does she have the circle in her left hand? GAH!
We cross posted @Suicism, but either way I think it`s the same: she doesn`t need to be "perfect" to "win the game" and the big face thing is her undestanding this.
If it`s because the game is rigged (piece missing) OR she no longer chooses to play are both BIG deals!
The circle piece is never once IN the gameboard, I looked closely!
If my ranting helps someone else enjoy this as much as I do, I`m a happy cat! If not, I am sorry, I`ll try to be more Perfect...
Sunday, July 1, 2012 3:33:01 PM
Well, since it's soon to be a "dead thread" I`ll explain my personal take on it:
@SarahofBorg: The reason she stopped at the end was because she realized she`d been trying to achieve perfection in Perfection... but a piece was missing! It was IMPOSSIBLE all that time! Her other efforts, violin, fitness, beauty & etc were equally "impossible" too!
Perfection is a fools goal. Her expression at the end is (I think) of someone who`s had a life-changing moment of understanding.
That`s why I liked this film a lot: subtlety! You can see into it or not. It doesn`t smack you across the face over and over again like the ONE joke in an Adam Sandler movie...
Sunday, July 1, 2012 2:40:09 PM
I hate to pull an 8-bit, but I really don't get it here. Playing violin, studying and graduating don`t all seem like things she was doing for someone else. Was it some existential statement for her to leave the final piece out? Enough people`s lives are in disarray `cause they never pursued higher education or rigorous expectations set by their parents. I guess if the contrast would have been starker regarding what it cost her to achieve perfection, rather than just leading what appeared to be a successful life, the symbolism at the end would have had some more gravitas.