Saturday, February 11, 2006

Luck or Calculation? Woody Allen

Just saw Matchpoint and it is a compelling film that deals with issues of lust, ambition and luck.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Match Point is a clear depiction of just what luck truly is or what it has the possiblity to become. Alot of Match Point's logic could be base off of the assumption "what is meant to be?" There are alot of things in life that we have no control over. The precise example, Woody uses in the movie is to explain how luck can determine if we are winners or lose in a tennis match. It starts off about a tennis player who's objective is to hit the tennis ball over the net. Instead of the ball going over the net, it hits the net and has a probality of going over the net or staying behind the net. If the ball goes over you win, of course. If the ball stays behind you lose. Yes, you would think that everything is logic and there is no luck involved, but in the movie when the figurative ball stayed behind the net, the main character won. Luck or calculation, (both) Nothing happens completely on its own, but we can't control everything.

February 22, 2006  

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