I learned through the BBC afternoon radio show and film-authority.com, about a new movie that was just released on Netflix ( exclusively ) called Mank. I occasionally take a recommendation, on the spur of the moment and dive head first into the water, never knowing what to expect. This time turned out splendidly. It’s way more than great, life changing even. After learning about the parable in the movie ( I’ll let you watch the trailer below to learn about the parable ), not much changed with me, until a full analysis of the parable left me with a revelation that I learned years ago, that everything goes both ways. Through my life changes lately, I have been acting somewhat like a Mank, regretfully – however, that all left me after watching this movie. It’s a control thing and also a man against the universe thing, when viewed absolutely objectively. I make extra careful precautions when blaming stuff on the universe, because it can be somewhat of a cop-out: universal truths aren’t always applied correctly in a person-to-person setting and can become easily misconstrued.
As a side note, I don’t have much else to say about the movie, except it also led me into watching Citizen Kane ( which is less digestible than Mank, in my opinion ) last night, which I couldn’t fully absorb in one sitting. But, I highly noticed the cinematography, surrealism and depth of atmosphere that is just plain missing from a bunch of movies today. Bring it back, I say! Bring it back. 😎
During the opening credits, I learned that Trent Reznor composed the score, which was a very light one. I have deep respect for Trent Reznor, not because of his personal tastes, but what he did in the music industry. This man single handedly, not only wrote his music – lyrics and composure – but also produced and distributed it. Somewhat of a Todd McFarlane, except for the music industry instead of comic books.
Anyways, for the time being I won’t bore you with any more of my personal epiphanies, instead I would highly recommend this movie if you are feeling power struggles, getting angry or just feel like you need a lesson without there being a particular guru in your face:
A major personal issue I had that wasn’t a quality thing with the movie, was that the powers that be didn’t want to give Mank credit for writing Citizen Kane. It bothered me greatly, so I meditated on it and let’s just say . . . things became clear. But pay no mind, and as a PSA – Just don’t be a Mank. We should be cunning and strategic, no? 😉
★★★★★ – Five huge stars for Mank, from me.
Guys, until next time – may you find all the happiness that your life can fit in it’s happy spot – S.D. McKinley.