...so what do you think?... Is it?
He just wrote about the movie "Gangs of New York"... posing these same thoughts... as powerful an ending to a movie as I have ever seen... the movie was a bit to horrific for this old fella so I never made it to the ending before I clicked on Chris's link to youtube where I watched the final minute of the film... and listened to the closing words... this what Chris wrote...
"The movie, Gangs of New York, is set in a small New York city neighborhood in the mid 1800’s. The young city is already filled with corruption and gangs have begun to establish their little territorial kingdoms. You watch the turmoils and the interactions of the 2 rival gang leaders as they protect their turf. You are drawn into their world as they suffer defeats and celebrate victories. You become interested in all the deep emotions, conflicts, and agonies of their lives. There is a rather vexing scene at the end of the movie. The 2 opposing gang leaders die and are buried side by side. The camera lingers on this cemetery scene … the graveyard in the foreground with the NYC skyline across the Hudson River and looming in the distance. You watch the graveyard and the skyline "time lapse" from 1863 to 2002.
Your mind races as you compare the changing skyline to the graves that become overgrown with grass and weeds....as the final line of the movie plays games with your mind. "For the rest of time, it will be like no one ever knew we was ever here."
Is that really the way it is.? What do you think? Will our lives have had no purpose either? Hmmmmmm.