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  1. #1 Meaning of Black Hole in new Terry Gilliam's Film "The Zero Theorem" 
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    I never saw it but read this review about it. More of this review is found on the link.

    Of course, a lot of these are themes Gilliam wove together in his masterpiece Brazil, which Zero Theorem resembles in its broad strokes. There, too, we had a cog in a massive dystopian bureaucracy who sought an idyllic vision of love while trying to detach himself from the machine. But Brazil, for all the horror of its ending, felt more hopeful: Heroism and love, even of the most futile and self-destructive kind, was possible in that world. Zero Theorem, on the other hand, shows the director’s growing despair. If the currency of Brazil’s universe was conformity, here it’s isolation and our willingness to withdraw and live in our own heads. That makes us, at least in this world, complicit in our own enslavement. To put it another way: If in Gilliam’s past films, the machine could pound us into dust, now it no longer needs to. We’re doing its dirty work for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmictraveler View Post
    To put it another way: If in Gilliam’s past films, the machine could pound us into dust, now it no longer needs to. We’re doing its dirty work for it.


    I love this! Truer words have never been spoken. Thank you for sharing this.

    Hopefully, even so, the design of the universe wouldn't allow for so serious a flaw is EVERYTHING has a point/purpose. Maybe the movies end (which I won't spoil here) it Gilliam's way of offering optimism, perhaps of the best sort.
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