Sunday, 15 February 2009

Risk taking and intimacy.

Good Will Hunting is an amazing film. It deals with some very heavy issues with a lightness of touch and humour. On main theme is about risk taking and intimacy. The main character has an issue with this after being through a number of foster homes and suffering physical abuse. What makes this character also capitivating is that he happens to be a maths 'genius.' His obsession with maths and other academic subjects is telling. Such an obsession is always focused within an objective sphere that requires no intimacy at all. Yet- this may be the root of his talent. There is a dilemmi here. Should he pursue his 'talent' or should he focus on trying to overcome his fear of intimacy in order to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

Below is a scene that discusses the issue of intimacy and risk.

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