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 ….
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