Thursday, August 31, 2006


Watched Munich the other night with some friends. An absolutely fantastic film. I wouldn't say that you sat down to "enjoy" it because it is difficult to watch at times and asks some difficult questions. It shows clearly that responding to violence with violence only breeds further violence, but the film doesn't look at this in anything like black-and-white terms, as motives, objectives and morals become more and more confused. Two big themes are family and home life, and protagonists on all sides are portrayed as human beings rather than one-dimensional goodies and baddies.

If you can't see the trailer, follow this link:

"The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate.... Returning violence for violence multiples violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.", Martin Luther King Jnr.