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A US politician visits his poet friend in Mont. St. Michael, France. While walking through the medieval island discussing their philosophies of life they happen upon Sonja, a scientist in ... See full summary »

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A US politician visits his poet friend in Mont. St. Michael, France. While walking through the medieval island discussing their philosophies of life they happen upon Sonja, a scientist in recluse, who joins in their conversation. The two men listen to the ideas of this brilliant woman and discuss how her ideas can work in their own politician and poet lives. Written by Heather Classen <classen@ctron.com>

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A film for passionate thinkers.

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Thomas Harriman (John Heard) recited almost the entire poem "Los Enigmas" by Pablo Neruda. The last part of it says: "I want to tell you the ocean knows this, that life in its jewel boxes is endless as the sand, impossible to count, pure, and among the blood-colored grapes time has made the petal hard and shiny, made the jellyfish full of light and untied its knot, letting its musical threads fall from a horn of plenty made of infinite mother-of-pearl. I am nothing but the empty net which has gone on ahead of human eyes, dead in those darknesses, of fingers accustomed to the triangle, longitudes on the timid globe of an orange. I walked around as you do, investigating the endless star, and in my net, during the night, I woke up naked, the only thing caught, a fish trapped inside the wind." See more »

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Jack: An Italian premier, just was just after Mussolini, was asked, "Is it difficult to govern Italians?" He said, "Difficult. No, not difficult. Only useless."
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Chorale from Cantata No.147
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Better than entertainment
14 May 2004 | by (Polson, Montana) – See all my reviews

Not entertainment in the usual sense, but three individuals discuss the world in erudite and thought-provoking ways. But if you're looking for mindless entertainment, this isn't the picture. If you're looking for understanding of our world, this is a good place to start. The scenery isn't bad, either. The three actors are very good, indeed. Liv Ullman is a physicist on sabbatical, Sam Waterston lost his primary bid for the Presidency, and John Heard is a poet.

The day-long conversation is an ebb and flow between the three of them, touching on politics, physics, and poetry. The author, Capra, sounds as if he is liberal. He's not happy with our society. (Who is?)

Don't watch this if you're tired (you may fall asleep), or don't want to think.


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