the life of david gale



David Gale:
"Come on think!
I want you to reach back into those minds, and tell me, tell us all, what is it that you fantasize about?
World peace?
Thought so...
Do you fantasize about international fame?
Do you fantasize about winning a Pulitzer Prize, or a Nobel Peace Prize, an MTV music award?
Do you fantasize about meeting some genius hunk, ostensibly bad but secretly simmering with noble passion and willing to sleep on the wet spot?"
Student:
"I'll take two!"
David Gale:
"Kimberly will take two.
You get Lacan's point: fantasies have to be unrealistic, because the moment, the second, that you get what you seek, you don't, you can't, want it anymore. In order to continue to exist, desire must have its objects perpetually absent. It's not the IT that you want, it's the fantasy of IT. So, desire supports crazy fantasies."
Student: "Sorry."
David Gale:
"This is what Pascal means when he says that we are only truly happy when day-dreaming about future happiness, or why we say the hunt is sweeter than the kill, or be careful what you wish for, not because you'll get it, but because you're doomed not to want it once you do.
So the lesson of Lacan is: living by your wants will never make you happy. What it means to be fully human is to strive to live by ideas and ideals, and not to measure your life by what you've attained in terms of your desires, but those small moments of integrity, compassion, rationality, even self-sacrifice.
Because in the end, the only way that we can measure the significance of our own lives is by valueing the lives of others.
All right, I'll see you all on Monday."

um dos melhores filmes que vi até hoje *.*

1 comment:

  1. wow, adorei a última parte:

    "Because in the end, the only way that we can measure the significance of our own lives is by valueing the lives of others."

    profundo e fulcral!
    tenho de ver esse filme :) *

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