That's very Nietzschean. It celebrates human creation and doesn't take away responsibility for what's been created. Also Rortyan, in its emphasis on the importance of literature (in the broadest sense).QuantumTroll wrote:Indeed, if I may summarize the message (poorly), it suggests that faith is choosing to believe a better story than a rather nasty andf brutish alternative. Oddly enough, I find that the film actually supports atheism, if you're a person who believes that the atheist narrative has a tiger in it
Is that a reasonable idea to take away, do you think?
Did you see Prometheus? Horrible movie in many ways, a total mess, but there were some great and similar ideas in there fighting to get out - like Elizabeth Shaw and her father's "that's what I choose to believe". This actually carries on a theme from Blade Runner, about perception creating reality - how we grant humanity to what we perceive to be human - which is why I see Prometheus as being more of a sequel to Blade Runner than a prequel to Alien.
But getting back to Life of Pi, just got a copy because of this thread, moving it to the top of my reading list.