What if a man never dies …

Sometimes you come across strange movies that are just plain , simple, no mish mash, no bomb explosions, no Vin Diesel style kicking ass, no titillating sexual escapades, no nothing!! Just plain old words and intellect !! And yet they blow your mind off ….

a movie that is a must-see if you claim to have two things ..called brain and heart

a movie that is a must-see if you claim to have two things ..called brain and heart


The Man from Earth is a 2007 film written by Jerome Bixby and directed by Richard Schenkman. The film stars David Lee Smith as John Oldman. The screenplay for this movie was conceived by Jerome Bixby in the early 1960s and was completed on his death bed in April of 1998, making it his final piece of work.

The film tells a story of John Oldman, a man claiming to be a 14,000 year old Cro-Magnon caveman, who survives until the present day. The entire film is shot in a small house and its porch, relying solely on the conversation of the characters to keep the plot moving – the whole film is no more than an intellectual discourse between the 14,000-year-old Cro-Magnon and his professor and teacher friends at his farewell party.
(watch the movie or read the plot if you want to know more)


The Ghost Runner’s take :-

Now that pushes me into noticing certain things. If a person has been alive for the whole span of mankind, he would have a tendency to become perfectly mature, to outgrow every piece of emotion, fantasy, sadness,etc.,

Is that what maturity is ? Forget all human feelings and pretend like you have them,so that you dont really get hurt inside ???

Do people with experience, suffer less ? Perhaps thats the reason why folks suffer less in their second or third break ups as compared to their first ??? (on the flip side, my ex-gf is an expert on this one!!! 😉 )

A bigger question : GOD !! If HE exists, He is the big brother who has been living forever ? So by logic, God has no feelings ???


Best/most distubing/electrifying quote from the movie

“I knew it …I knew it ….He says He was Christ !!!! “

– the character, Edith when John the protagonist claims that during about 30 B.C , he was just a teacher of gyaan, but the people over the ages exxaggearated him to be the Son Of God

13 responses to “What if a man never dies …

  1. DISCLAIMER : Theories presented in the movie … by no means the opinion of the author :). He only raises questions …

  2. egad…. this is the type of stuff you dont want to read in transit

  3. blah ..dabba! This doesn’t suit you 🙂 😛

  4. I dont agree with the others 🙂 It is quite thought provoking actually .Also more noticeable becoz you dont usually write such stuff

  5. @ obelix
    u r not the target audience in this post 😉
    But read the prev post …its made for ur viewing

    @ PV
    like i always say .venni ! shut up

    @ ammu
    ty 🙂

  6. it is an awesome movie .. and surprising u hadnt seen it until now 😛

  7. What about you bubbba ? You are not 14000 but only 22 but care a shit about anything …. from rules to norms to …

  8. Downloading this movie. And getting good speed, too. Touchwood, touchwood…!

  9. @ rama
    yeah curse me 😐

    @ joka lad:
    Thats not necessarily true .. i am stoic but dont be sure i feel nothing 🙂

    @ aniket:
    nice nice

  10. I have been reading this blog for sometime and I get a feeling that “joka lad” is an alter-ego of Ghost runner. Anyone thinks the same?

  11. @ asdf

    lol that was creative 🙂 ….

    joka lad = akshat patil,pgp1 student and old frnd since 2.5 years
    email: akshatpatil@gmail.com
    room no.: NH e-418
    reg. no: 402/15

    so now you see saab,it would certainly be nice if u let me know your true identity ….
    (a person of such creativity should reveal himself to the world 🙂 what say ? )

  12. Its a nice intellectual movie. Enjoyed it. 😀

    So would you consider running if you were immortal?

  13. the immortal runner … hmm definitely worth a thought 😛 😉

    But more than that I would love to travel if I was immortal

    And by the time I see the whole world I am sure the part where I started would have changed 🙂 So I am technically never in the same place

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