Saturday, July 31, 2010

Revelasi # 1

I find potrayal of human emotions in books are rather dumbed down. There are far more complexities to human emotions than straightforward hate, love, disgust and so on. But then again putting words to things that eludes capturing into letters and sentences is a joy unto itself. Here's a word for the abstract nature of human emotions: ineffable.

The reverse could be said of the business of transforming books into movies, sometimes there are beautiful things that can be created out of mere words but falters once you turn it into a real flesh and blood scene or people. Again the paradoxical nature of human emotions, Cold Mountain is far better a book than it is as a movie.