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Upon first waltzing into the theater with expectations of an adorable film to soothe my unexplainable crush on Zooey Deschanel, I realized that I had just seen a film that was not a love story. And yet, everyone I came across insisted that (500) Days of Summer was, in fact, a love story. These few people told me that the reason why the movie sucked was because it was a love story and it told the viewer that people were compatible solely on music taste. Why would they think that the movie was a love story when in the first ten minutes, it informs you that it isn't a love story?

If I were to say that this film was really about absurdism and the difference between order and chaos in a city, you would probably think that I am bullshitting you. But I am an English major and that is what I do. That's what a professor told me I had to say to everyone from now on. I bullshit. And here I am, bullshitting you, telling you that a film that isn't a love story is actually a film about a man and his encounter with an agent of chaos. Set to the tune of The Smiths and Hall & Oates!

We don't have to put a label on it. )
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It's been a long time since I've seen this.

I believe I was 12 when I first saw Galaxy Express 999, back when the Sci-Fi channel showed something remotely interesting. Fresh into my Sailor Moon phase, I was willing to watch just about any film that was animated and from Japan. This film, along with its sequel, Adieu Galaxy Express 999, made a huge impression on me.

But the question is, does it still hold up?

This planet is also me. It is half of my own heart. We're different, but both are myself. )
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According to William Mason and W.S.B. Mathews, "Music is Mind expressed in tones." On the nature of music study, they note, "Music consists of three kinds of motion, or of motion in three planes - motion in Time (measure and rhythm); motion in Pitch (melody and harmony); and motion in Intensity (fluctuations of intensity, as in loud and soft). These motions are capable of almost endless combinations with each other, and it is by means of them that mind expresses itself in tones."

Through motion, time, harmony and intensity, the viewer is allowed a peek into Ayato's unconscious realm, where the remnants of a haunting memory reside. But is he lost in the process of retrieving it?

No one knows me. )

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