Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Remarkable Parallels

We watched the excellent Moon last Sunday, which was directed by Duncan Jones (David Bowie’s son!). It has the elements necessary to become an annual movie-must here at Pole over the winter. The protagonist is a contract worker in a remote location, with minimal telecommunications link to the outside world. He spends lots of time on a treadmill and has hobbies, some tedious, to keep him occupied. He lets his personal appearance go towards the Grizzly Adams end of the spectrum. His nose bleeds when he blows it. Those, my friends, are all common aspects of spending a year or winter at Pole. Folks that get toasty over the summer, and never stay for winter, don’t really have any ground to stand on about feeling isolated, since there are so many people around and in and out over the season. Winter is a different ballgame, and Moon really reminds me of this place every time I see it. Now, if we only had robots voiced by Kevin Spacey...
“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”
~Carl Sagan


Desert Tortise said...

Heeeyyyy.... I thought he was a clone, found that out and escaped.... Did I see a different movie?

Desert Tortise said...

Maybe you are correct.... I didn't think of that parallel before.