Friday, December 09, 2016

Balder & Dash on the film Arrival.
In his famous text Being and Time, Heidegger analyzes the idea of Being. Within this analysis, he argues that to understand what it means to be a human being and to achieve authenticity, we must live in light of our death. This concept of being works from a different understanding of time—a nonlinear understanding that transcends a standard notion of past, present and future. Instead, being-towards-death sees everything in relation to the now, specifically our mortality. According to Heidegger, as finite beings, we must confront our finitude and forge meaning through the reality of death—this is how we find true joy and freedom, true Being. For all that it is and does, “Arrival”—at its most basic level—works from and expresses this concept of being-towards-death, whether Villeneuve realizes it or not
It's La mort de l'auteur theory, then.
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