Post by Waxer-n-boil on May 31, 2017 23:44:34 GMT
No, because it was pretty obvious what was being said/shown. And if it wasn't obvious instantly, you would think about what it meant.
The interpretation of the "sand" line...did you work out what you thought he was trying to say in the moment? Was it sometime after? I'm guessing it was sometime after, and it wasn't because you (or whoever concluded he was trying say something much deeper) thought "aah, now there must be some deeper meaning here" but more of a case of "surely he couldn't have written something that bad, let's see if I can find something there to defend him" sometime after the fact. As I said, you'll find a deeper meaning, as you could in many films, in many lines, but was it intended? I doubt it.
Any metaphor or deeper meaning, whether intended or not, can't really be concluded as you watch the film...the line stands out, on it's own, and it's bad. As a piece of dialogue it's a fail. As a metaphor/subtext/whatever...it's a fail. It is nothing more than a some dialogue to propel the story. Like the majority of his writing.
- Sorry but I have trouble believing that. Especially since there were several theories going around as to what the cave vision meant, (*)including it meant that the cave vision was trying to tell Luke ahead of time that he was a blood descendant of Vader (*)and that the vision was trying to tell Luke that if he killed Vader he would turn to the Darkside (*) and if he gave into dark emotions like anger and hatred he would have the same destiny as Vader. So it wasn't specifically obvious.
- Nope. That wasn't my thinking since I found the line to have a metaphorical tone initially. It's totally plausible for Anakin to associate environmental features with negative emotional and social experiences. I've had similar experiences with a place I lived and a place I worked that have generally good reputations but I had nothing but bad experiences and whenever I see physical features of them I have nothing but negative emotional connections to them.
- Not to oversimplify things but to call it a failure as a metaphor or subtext is highly subjective.