This is (one of) my favorite movies. I happened upon it at a very peculiar time in my life, and it left an indelible impression on my psyche for some time- a very subtle one but it was there. I'm not entirely sure what it was/is, I can only speculate. I believe the "protagonist" is either NiTe with a heavy use of Fi, or FiSe. I, personally, identify as NiTe, and isn't it the aim of our type to find cohesion and identity amidst dream and sensation? I think this story walks that line; It's a very quiet, ethereal story with a visceral twist. There are many perspectives with which one can dissect it: Nietzschean, Freudian, Hitchcockian... Ultimately It's a work of art and it's meaning is determined by the viewer.
I saw the movie and I gotta say it was quite interesting but not enough to make it one of my favorites (not that I have a favorite movie to begin with, I'm way too picky for that..).
Visually, India--who I assume you were talking about--looks like a typically inexpressive shade of an NiTe with bitter, and somewhat sassy, Fi. Basically, I can see how it would make sense for an NiTe to react the way she does based on her experiences and feelings, though that type of behavior isn't necessarily exclusive to that type. The actress who portrays her also has Ni/Se & Fi/Te which even more makes her appear as a gamma type. I don't have one specific opinion on what type she might be since I feel that the character is a bit too conceptual to determine that.
In theory you can look at anything from any sort of perspective and it can be true to you personally, but I don't agree that you're meant to create your own subjective meaning about this movie because I feel like every part and symbol of it was very deliberately included to build up to one solid truth, not several different ones.
What do you think its meaning is? And what did you think of the characters in it?
These images are SYMBOLICALLY significant…I would classify them as symbolic imagery signifying NiTe. Not necessarily "art".
So art is essentially symbols of the intangible…which usually comes down to an individual's perception or thoughts or emotions. The only thing not physically real, which Lacan called "the real".
The study of art has entered a realm (initially in 1930's dada) where all subjective units in life, or as Bruno Latour has termed "things", can be regarded as art. Any happening or "thing" encountered in life can be viewed as expressing some meaning in relation to context, whether it's an image, act, sound, sculpture, food item, shoe, you name it… . So yes Quoves, films are art, the mailman's life is an art, the chemical used to help bind cheezits into crackers is art.
i would love to see this thread go to that place!!!!
i don't know if this symbolizes NiTe, but i know it really calms me, and makes me feel comfortable mentally. Brian Eno's Discreet Music
I have been meaning to point this out for a while but keep forgetting. I love the way Se-Ni visually deals with paradoxes. Ti deals a lot with paradox and contrast with color and shape, but gammas (Fi-users) do so within the realm of ethics, the dead and the alive. Examples from above: Bleeding child, life in a machine, etc. It's often "eerie" as Elly said.