Reply Fri 12 Dec, 2008 08:45 am
Just listened to an intereview on NPR with John Patrick Shanley, whose movie "Doubt" comes out today. He's also the writer of Moonstruck.

in the course of the interview, he said....

"Certainty is a closed door. It's the end of the conversation. Doubt is an open door. It's a dynamic process....Doubt is not something so much to overcome as to enjoy."
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Reply Fri 12 Dec, 2008 08:51 am
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Reply Fri 12 Dec, 2008 09:07 am
Ooh. No doubt that I like that.

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Reply Fri 12 Dec, 2008 12:47 pm
Doubt may be fun, but Id not like to steer a ship by it.
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Reply Fri 12 Dec, 2008 12:50 pm
Looks like an interesting movie, probably the first one I'll go the the theaters for in a long time.

Reply Fri 12 Dec, 2008 01:32 pm
I'd like to go see it too.

I really liked Mr. Shanley attitude during the interview.

For instance, they played a sound clip of an exchange between Streep and Hoffman. It was a serious exchange, yet there was still an element in it that made me smile wryly.

The interviewer, after the clip said "It's not really funny, but you kinda have to laugh"

Shanley replied "No, there's a lot of humor in the movie, and people laugh, and they have permission to laugh. They should laugh. They should laugh when the spirit moves them."

The interviewer gave a little "hmph"

I think that's the beauty of doubting, of questioning. You're not sure you should laugh, after all, it's a very serious subject, and we must all act accordingly....Then, we laugh despite our doubts. We couldn't do that if we were certain.....and how uninteresting would that be?

Here's a link to the audio to the interview. Worth listening to.


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