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Thought from the movie: Dorian Gray Forever perfect, forever young, forever rich, forever happy.... Is it true that the best way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it? Is it right that conscience is just a polite excuse of cowardice? Is desire our curse? PS. Dorian Gray is a British film adaptation of Oscar Wilde's 1891 novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. This version is directed by Oliver Parker, written by Toby Finlay (his first screenplay), and stars Ben Barnes as Dorian Gray. It was released in the UK on 9 September, 2009.
Mar 11, 2010 3:12 AM
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Well... How is used to say: be careful what you wish for, you might just get it. I love Dorian Gray's novel but i didn't know that it had a movie... now i've feeling curious... how is the movie??
March 11, 2010
The first question made me think of Plato's 'Symposium': the friends (including Socrates and Aristophanes) are discussing love, and conclude that if someone is offering you love and you are not sure if the intention is true, then it's best to yield and let time provide the truth. The second question is purely an opinion; conscience means 'with knowledge/awareness'. While it's true that conscience can prevent us from being bold and spontaneous, it also the better judgement which stops us from being plain stupid. In this case, Wilde is commenting how a proper principle is misused in his society. And the last... well, that's Buddhism right there. :)
March 11, 2010
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