The trailer for Big Fish is pretty much the first two minutes of the movie. I feel there's something very correct about this. If I made a movie, I'd want any two minutes to be compelling. (It would be a strange movie. :)
Boy falls in love. She points out he hardly knows her. He says that's okay, he has his whole life to learn.
The story of a whole life to make just one decision. To accept one thing. And it is a choice. How much fantasy? How much reality to let slip into your dreamworld? Just beyond the seawall... who can walk in in both worlds?
"I have no way of knowing that your story is not true --
but you have no way of knowing that /my/ story isn't true.
So I will choose the one that I love."
~The Call of Earth, Orson Scott Card
(from my 2002 journal)
It doesn't make a lot of sense, they say. It's a world that can meld rational objectivity and dreamland to the point where they don't conflict. I know that what I believe doesn't change the world out there. And I know just as surely that it does.
The simplest things make no sense one day, and it's okay. I desire a life with calm and passion, with fantasy and reality both. It's hard to see. You tell it your way.
Good movie. Good for the imagination. It made me cry. :)