Thursday, July 21, 2011

Spirits and Clint

I've always enjoyed Clint Eastwood's movies. He's matured as a actor --- and as a director, he just keeps getting better and better.

Tonight, I watched Hereafter, and realized he is an absolute incredible storyteller. Something about the movie really struck me. It was the subject matter, in part, but also the way he weaved all the elements together. His characters were believable and likeable. Nothing seemed forced and he didn't insult your intelligence.

As for the subject matter....of course, who knows what the hereafter is like -- if there is a hereafter. It's nice to think there is "something else" out there, but I'm afraid this just might be it and we'd better make the best of what we have in the here-and-now.