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Examination of the plot of Zardoz and discussion thread.

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  • Examination of the plot of Zardoz and discussion thread.

    Hello, I know there are many Zardoz fans here at the Miscellany.

    If you ever had any thoughts to share or questions to ask about the movie Zardoz, please share them here.

    **************Spoilers Galore**************



    Last night, I was thinking about things in life and how they compare to Zardoz.

    With talk evolution vs. creationism, religion and society, certain things came to mind.

    I first would like to kick off this thread by saying:

    1) I sometimes feel like Zed, when Arthur Frayn reveals to him the truth behind Zardoz in the library.

    Meaning: As I get older, I start to see how certain things turn about to be a bunch of falsehoods.

    I still believe certain things, but it is still a big strike to the system to learn some truths about people, society, civilization(or illusion of), and life itself.

    2) With all these "pills" (notice I did not say medicine) around and advertised everywhere on every day, it makes you wonder how much more humans will turn inward.

    Most free time of the individual these days,I feel, are focused on shallow activities that only present pleasure to one instead of a shared joy for all.

    If a group of people did become immortal, at this point in our overall behavior, I think it would be like Zardoz, we would no longer advance, everything would be stagnant. There is not much drive to create,invent or practice the arts for the benefit of others. Humans would have eternity with nothing to do, they would put their best minds to it and never accomplish anything new or useful to the culture and society.

    I will save #3 and beyond (1984) hehe, to a later post.

    Please,tell us your thoughts?


    Last edited by lemec; 07-25-2006, 12:58 PM.

    "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
    - Michael Moorcock

  • #2
    I saw it a loooong time ago (at least 15 years ago) other than it featured some rather hardcore "soft" 70's pornography.
    Batman: It's a low neighborhood, full of rumpots. They're used to curious sights, which they attribute to alcoholic delusions.

    Robin: Gosh, drink is sure a filthy thing, isn't it? I'd rather be dead than unable to trust my own eyes!