- Nov 19, 2004Damn right, Mike.... Tommy Gnosis is what Meatloaf would be if he
had any understanding of Platonism ;)
This is a pretty darn good movie. Low budget, and more
technically "Platonist" than "Gnostic".... but I have made no bones
about the fact that I am also perhaps more Platonist that Gnostic
anyway *hehe*. The music is cheesy, and skilled at the same time.
There are also sexual elements that I think the author meant on a
literal level, but could also be taken on a literary level. It made
me rethink my own influences and how practical applications could be
worked into it. That is one of the best reviews I could give for a
movie... believe me.
Second only to the Truman Show in what I think may be conciously
influenced by Gnostic thought.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Mike Leavitt <ac998@l...> wrote:
> Hello Gerry
> On 11/18/04, you wrote:
> > Along more of a platonic vein, I notice another movie airing
> > (8:00pm and 1:00am Eastern) on the Independent Film Channel. For
> > anyone who hasn't seen it yet, you may get a kick out of _Hedwig
> > the Angry Inch_. Even Elmoreb's speculation on how people are
> > interpreting "Gnosticism" in the popular culture these days can
> > seen in how Tommy Gnosis steals and unwittingly bastardizes the
> > material which Hedwig imparted to him. If anyone out there is
> > the quasi-Gnostic musical genre, this one is terribly
funny . . . as
> > well as moving.
> > Gerry
> Tommy Gnosis?
> Mike Leavitt ac998@l...
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