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Between a Rock and a Hard Place - Parasite & Uncut Gems

This is the excellent foppery of the world, that, when we are sick in fortune,--often the surfeit of our own behaviour,--we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars: as if we were villains by necessity; fools by heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and treachers, by spherical predominance; drunkards, liars, and adulterers, by an enforced obedience of planetary influence; and all that we are evil in, by a divine thrusting on: an admirable evasion of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish disposition to the charge of a star.
Shakespeare, King Lear

Parasite  is a film where a character ascribes magical powers to a rock.  Lots of people die.



Uncut Gems is a film where two characters ascribe magical powers to a rock. Lots of people die.


Both films are about faith, but treat it in radically different ways.  How?


Find out on my film blog - The Silver Screen Philosopher

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