tirsdag den 3. marts 2015

Caminoen og troldmanden fra Oz

Den amerikanske pilgrimsfilm The Way fra 2010 er fortsat stort diskussionemne på nettet.
Antallet af amerikanere på Camino Frances er de seneste år steget eksplosivt, og en stor del af dem, der går, fortæller, at de er blevet inspireret til at gå på grund af filmen the Way fra 2010 med Martin Sheen i hovedrollen.
På flere pilgrimsfora er filmen blevet diskuteret livligt, og her for nylig læste jeg en ny udlægning af filmens handling, som jeg har lyst til at gengive her på siden. Forfatteren til indlægget navngiver sig Cat Boddy og beskriver sig selv som veteranpilgrim:
                     
                           "The Way" is a remake of the 1939 movie, The Wizard of Oz.


  1. Tom is the new Dorothy, transported by a storm of emotions to a mystical faraway kingdom. There Tom begins a journey (on the Yellow Brick Road) to find his way back to the love and understanding that he once shared with his son, and to find acceptance of his sons passing.
    Along the way, Tom meets a Dutchman, who has lost the love and respect of his family and friends, and ultimately his self respect, and is now walking on the YBR to find the courage to be himself.
    Next on the way, Tom meets a woman who has lost all love for others, and truly for herself. She walks the YBR to find the love for herself, and thereby to forgive herself.
    The scarecrow needed a brain, and so does the Irish writer. A man who knows the story is within him, but cannot find it (even when well oiled with wine and self pity).
    The four pilgrims must constantly battle the wicked witch, Fear. For Fear is the only thing that can destroy them all.
    When they overcome the witch and her harpies, they arrive at Oz (Santiago) each hoping to be given the secrets to make their dreams come true.
    What they find at the end of the Road is that everything they desired, acceptance, love, forgiveness, feeling, understandings, were within them all the time. And that only Fear can hide these things from the true searcher.

    Fade Out.
    The End
    Du kan selv læse mere om diskussionen på https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/that-movie.31344/