Wednesday, September 07, 2005

The Life of David Gale

The movie “The Life of David Gale” is about two people, adamantly and hopelessly opposed to capital punishment, whose lives have desperately drained from them, one because of debilitating leukemia and the other because false rape accusations claimed from him his wife, child, job, friends, and social status. Because these two people have little to live for other than to further their political cause, they decide to take radical action. Rather than allowing the leukemia victim’s death to be slow, painful, and pointless, they formulate an elaborate plot to make her suicide appear as a murder, only to reveal the true nature of the horrible event via video tape after the accused murderer (our supposed rapist) had been extinguished from death row, thus proving in the eyes of the world that capital punishment kills innocent people.

This desperate final act, crafted by two people with such bleak lives, accomplished so much more through death than would have been possible in a lifetime. Every cause needs a martyr. Death is more poignant than life. Make those closing remarks strong, because there is no time for rebuttal.

I post this because my sister asked me to. She thinks that the movie is completely implausible, far fetched, and stupid. I disagree. What say you, audience?

P.S. If you plan on seeing the movie, don't read the previous paragraph. It'll ruin the surprise.

3 Comments:

Blogger LaraBeth said...

GO HERE before you make up your mind!!!
http://larabeth.blogspot.com/2005/09/argument-against-life-of-david-gale.html

12:20 AM  
Anonymous heidi hammack said...

is that the movie you told me about a long time ago and you even looked up the transcript of a certain part of the movie on my computer?

8:57 PM  
Blogger wes said...

no, no, no... i think that was "The Life of Brian", quite horse of a different color. Youi can borrow that if you want.

7:38 AM  

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