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"My father says that almost the whole world is asleep. Everybody you know, everybody you see, everybody you talk to. He says that only a few people are awake and they live in a state of constant total amazement."
—  Patricia Graynamore. Joe vs The Volcano

  • Fortunately for Tris her results are kept secret and she goes on to join the Dauntless faction; a posse of fearless adventure types used for military service.

    As the rest of the plot unfolds Tris goes through various trials and tribulations, discovering more about her divergent qualities and the contradictory prejudices of a factioned society. Towards the end we finally see Tris subvert the system and rally her faction to her cause setting up a revolt that will carry us through to the remaining two instalments of the trilogy.

    The production value is very high for this movie and it has a consistent pace that balances action and exposition neatly without being to clunky. The acting is really good across the board with a broad contrast of characters.

    I’ve not read any of the original Divergent novels written by Veronica Roth so I can only relate to the film version here, but I thought that the psychological aspect of the plot was handled intelligently whilst still being very entertaining.

    What I like about this approach is it’s unashamed attempt to show how a segregated society could possibly function for the benefit of it’s citizens, if handled correctly. Controversial I know, but I have to say I felt comforted by this idea. But then again, as an INFJ I’ve always wanted to belong to a tribe of my own kind.

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    2. Blue Valentine.
    And here we have yet another tale of a tortured relationship between an empath and femme fatale. I’m detecting a theme here..? This 2010 romantic drama was written and directed by Derek Cianfrance and stars Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling.

    When I first saw this movie it was like being baptised by a truth that had been kept from me my whole adult life.

2 thoughts on “Top Ten ‘_NF_’ Movies; The Ultimate Quest Of The Heart

  1. Beautifully written! You are very talented with reviews. I needed a nudge to see Joe V the volcano – it got my attention at the weekend and now I really must see the new Blade runner all the way through .

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“In Budapest, surgeons operated on printer's apprentice Gyoergyi Szabo, 17, who, brooding over the loss of a sweetheart, had set her name in type and swollowed the type.”
— Time Magazine 1936. From the book
Just My Type, by Simon Garfield.