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Knight of cups movie special – The essence of life journey narrated in a very different way

Knight of cups is about ‘Once there was a young prince whose father, the king of the East, sent him down into Egypt to find a pearl. But when the prince arrived, the people poured him a cup. Drinking it, he forgot he was the son of a king, forgot about the pearl and fell into a deep sleep’ ,this is a representation of tarot card

Christian bale playing a Hollywood careen writer who dissatisfied with his life recalls all life events and tries to find his way same like the knight of cups tarot

The movie starts with bale walking on different isolated places going thorough his memory .The movie itself is like a random memories flashing in to your brain rather than a straight story .So for many of the viewers this can be a hard watch .There is no story presented to you in this movie rather user has to view or interpret these scenes in his mind

He is a successful writer but he lost his freedom to the corporate studio system where most of creativity is thrown out .In one scene we can hear ‘why he do that ?why he killed himself? what’s missing in his life ‘ . Hanged man is tarot card being displayed on the screen here .Hero remembers details how there is no good relation between his brother and father.One scene protagonist says to his brother that everything is going to be fine after a fight whit their father.Movie shows the sensitive emotions involved in families and different views among family members .He tells his father that he is going to be a screenwriter and goes to Hollywood for search of work .He become a success in a time but adopts a lifestyle which he didn’t wanted to .

This becomes a problem in his relationship with his wife .The representation of tarot card knight of cups is Once there was a young prince whose father, the king of the East, sent him down into Egypt to find a pearl. But when the prince arrived, the people poured him a cup. Drinking it, he forgot he was the son of a king, forgot about the pearl and fell into a deep sleep’ ,this is a representation of tarot card

Here protagonist also took permission from his father to search for a creative work (A pearl ) but after some years with his friends and colleagues he spent his most of time in parties (Antonia banderas character represents this-the people poured him a cup. Drinking it, ) he was trapped in the material things with over indulgence of false reality (A deep sleep)

The scenes depicting his separation from his wife are really very silent and almost a feeling of a great tragedy .Especially in the last day of their relationship They spent their day chatting ,roaming and seeing the sky .Couple respect each other and there is love between them but it is not enough for them because of conflicting views on life

The locations also tells story here.Movie is having locations like expensive studios,resorts and shopping malls and same time it features isolated walls,roads and nature depicting the conflict of material views with spiritual nature of protagonist. He is not sure what to do with his life even though he achieved his ambition

here you can see the beauty of representation isolated walls

Movie having nightclub scenes showing modern isolation in our society

Cinematography with beautifully shown images represents the life we are living currently .The modern life which slowly losing the essence of out inner selves in excess of this .We are not happy no matter what we have in our lives ,The final ending freedom chapter shows protagonist starting his journey to find the reason in life

This movie is a must watch for cinematography students.Lots of unconventional camera shots are there and has to watch interviews to know more on this

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