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Perfection: A Short Film

`Will the game ever end?`

submitted by: CaptKangaroo
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Hits: 4835 | Favorites: 2 | Emailed: 0 | Rating: 2.8 | Category: Lifestyle | Date: 06/30/2012
 
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cfwestdotie
Male, 18-29, Europe
 127 Posts
Monday, July 2, 2012 3:22:22 AM
prob wouldnt be aloud for toddlers nowadays, too many little pieces to choke on

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 24423 Posts
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...

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 24423 Posts
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...

Suicism
Male, 18-29, Western US
 3672 Posts
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.

Thonious
Male, 40-49, Western US
 947 Posts
Sunday, July 1, 2012 7:09:10 AM
You know she only stopped playing the game so she could pass it down to the next generation.

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