The Film Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter And Spring

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What Goes Around, Comes Around Art is a physical expression of the human imagination. As it is viewed it can convey emotion and relationships between people, surmounting all language and cultural barriers. The film Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring, is no exception (Spring, 2004). It presents the life of a Buddhist monk as he passes through different stages in his life, from childhood to adulthood. It is a contemplative film, selectively organized to clearly illustrate how human life is always changing, and how, in many instances, we do not live long enough to realize this. Though the film is a viewed as a Buddhist movie, it is not only that, but rather an artistic and spiritual film presenting the events in human life that help shape an entire lifetime. From the film it may be argued that some events beyond human control bring about turmoil and distress, but, most importantly, they form the key elements that remind us of our deepest roots. As the film progresses, a monk makes a series of choices that ultimately affect his life, and eventually he finds his way to tranquility, by use of the experience and lessons gained from his masters (Leidy, 2008). As argued by Johnston (2007), the different seasons, as described by the film’s title, symbolize the constant flux in life, as well as the change and renewal experience of religious growth. The film Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring, by Kim Ki – Duk, is significant in its ability to highlight the timeless plight
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