Monday, January 25, 2016

Faces of Evil

Dietrich Bonhoffer
Dietrich Bonhoffer

Face of Evil…those words present differently to everyone.

For a four year old? What does a four year old see as evil?  Maybe, just scary, which is plenty.

For teens?  Evil?  Would they recognize true evil beyond “American Horror Story”?

Ah, but for adults…adults see evil in its many forms. Evil comes in the form of amoral, sociopaths, psychopaths, and every other “path” in the world.

In the years between 2000 and 2008, evil sneaked in silently, in the back door quite literally. It tiptoed in, stealing homes through mortgages, fraudulent and devastating.

In this movie, The Big Short, historical events grab viewers and shake them like a dirty puppy, foisting humor and heartless greed.  

Names are real, what they did is real, what happened is real.  What these evil men slammed down in paper volumes of numbers, economically spread across the world, nearly causing entire countries to collapse.



Faces of Evil leap from the screen and will remain in viewers’ minds. 

At least it does in mine.







24 comments:

  1. Greed sure does bring much evil about.

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    1. This movie revealed monsters, heartless and greedy and evil.

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  2. Money and power... many times, once a person has it, he/she wants more. I don't understand that mindset myself.

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  3. Real evil is more frightening than any monster.
    Really want to see this film.

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  4. Need to see this one. Its the silent, creeping evil that's the worst.

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    1. Once this evil poured out and people realized what was happening, it was eating up people's lives.

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  5. A film to see. All this evil remains among us.

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    1. Since it is quiet, it is the worst evil of all.

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  6. That was such a good movie. Even after all these years, most of us never really understood what was done to us. This film explained it well.

    I also thought that Spotlight was a great film. Evil comes in all forms.

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    1. Spotlight? Will check out. Seeing The Big Short did exactly as you said.

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  7. The worst evils wear the guise of ordinary people. This is a film I very much want to see.

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    1. It will make an indelible effect on your understanding of what actually happened.

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  8. I'll see it when it comes on tv.

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    1. ...altho most of the dialogue would have to be deleated. Pretty offensive, but in character. Get a DVD, instead.

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  9. I don't think I want to see that. I'm really not brave enough to be facing evil.

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    1. These men took no care for the lives of those people who ended up homeless, jobless, and broke.

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    2. Perhaps I'll watch it when it gets to TV, I'll make a note of it.

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  10. If only people would act so that this sort of thing couldn't happen again. Yet...

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    1. The average citizen had no idea. But, only a few on the outside saw it coming and spoke/acted.

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  11. I'm looking forward to seeing this movie...all the reviews I've read about it have been good.

    Let's hope lessons have been learned. I am a dreamer...one can only hope...about many things...

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  12. I did not know that the movie was about that. We will be looking for when we can see it on Netflix or some other relatively free venue. Ironically, such evil was good for us. For we were able to buy a house with less than stellar income during the subprime push. Yes, we paid too much, but it is manageable.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!