ArchiveApril 2010

Further thoughts on Avatar


I saw Avatar a second time and was struck by two thematic elements that come up repeatedly in the film. First, the theme of waking vs. dreaming. The very first lines of the script are Jake relating in voiceover how, while he was in the VA hospital, he had a dream that he was flying and was free, only to wake up and face the harsh reality of his paralysis. The mechanics of sleeping and waking are...


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