Monday, April 18, 2011

OBSESSION

I have never watched Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, but I had wished to watch it ever since it came out. So, 2 nights ago it was on the movie channel and I finally got the chance to watch it.

Basically it is about this guy who is obsessed with capturing the scent of beautiful women, because he wants to embody the smell of love. He goes on an absolute murderous rampage all so that he could accomplish his goal. Well in the end I was horrified by the movie, so much so that I rather wished I hadn’t watched it at all. Can anyone say freaky ass movie?

So I started wondering about us humans and obsession. It is everywhere we look and it is emphasized in our daily lives. Everyone has an obsession with something. Whether it is the search for true love, perfect health, perfect weight or whether it is being a successfully published author.

There is always something to worry about or strive for. Obsession can be dangerous but it can also be a kind of driving mechanism I guess. As long as we are not hurting ourselves or anybody else and obsessing for the right reasons I suppose it is safe. I should be the last one to talk. I am obsessed with writing and achieving success in everything I attempt.

So please everyone, don’t turn out to be the next Jean-Baptiste Grenouille from Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. Be safe, take care of yourself and don’t try and kill anyone. See, no more watching hyped up movies either. I just know how to pick them.

5 comments :

  1. i think it worked better as a book. Hard to capture sense of smell on film, at least with text you can create sensation with words. It's a pretty freaky-assed book too though.

    mood
    Moody Writing

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  2. I haven't read the book or seen the movie. It sounds interesting though. And I will definitely try to not kill anyone today...

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  3. I'd never heard of this book or movie. You've got me curious though! Maybe I'll try the book.

    Obsessions, I have a few! Like you said, they can be a driving force, but taken too far can cause unnecessary complications in life.

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  4. I haven't read/seen either, but I am obsessed with a lot of things! Now if only I could find time to feed all my obsessions!

    Carla

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  5. Mooderino - I don't think i would want to read the book if it is freakier. But thank you for sharing.

    M.J. - Thank you, hahaha!

    Brianna - Very true. I don't think I am brave enough to try the book.

    Carla - It's so true. If only there was more time.

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