- The main character was ripped out of her comfortable world, where she had everything she ever wanted, by forces that she could not control. She faced unprecedented obstacles and challenges, and weathered them as best she could, and most of the time with a smile and a shrug. This is Anya most days.
- The movie has a huge focus on “core memories”, where there are these glass balls that represent memories, and the importance of them are paramount. They fuel the centers of Riley’s personality. When some of them get messed with (Sadness, don’t touch them!), they have profound changes to her personality. Once again, I thought about Anya, and what this whole thing has done to her core personality. Who might she have been had all of this not happened, and who is she going to be now as a result.
- They also spent a TON of time showing these memories in glass balls, and how some of the memories fade, get ejected and fade away when not accessed…and I know that’s the future with a lot of my memories of Amie, the ones that are left that is. The nature of memory is pretty awful already (thank you Radiolab for confirming that ), in that every time to “remember” something, you’re subtly changing that memory and shaping it to the new reality that you have.
Monday, June 22, 2015
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Just like Anya, Shelley is an amazing artist, and drew a little Amie on the envelope that held the letter I wrote to Amie. (of course, I smeared the ink...) This letter, with the hearts I taped to it, are inside the urn, with the rest of the materials we made for her.