A Film Without Darkness
Posted 16 September 2009 - 04:25 PM
"I'd love to watch a story without darkness...can you think of any ideas how such a story would go?"
It took me a while to figure out what they meant by that.
"Well, you know...like, darkness. Something provoking sad feelings. Something making you uncomfortable in a negative way emotionally."
I tried to think of any film that doesn't do this, suddenly realizing there are quite a few of them in the comedy genre...
"Can it be more of a drama, though? That the whole family could watch? I mean, it could have dramatic elements, but..."
Ok. Drama, without darkness. Darkness isn't necessarily synonymous with obstacle, I remind myself. Alright, it's forming up. So, like, Hook?
"Yeah, that works! Except it's been done."
So, let me ask you:
What would YOU consider a "non-dark" film that you found compelling and enjoyable?
Oh, and hey there. Long time no see.
Posted 16 September 2009 - 06:00 PM
There's also the remake of Journey to the Center of the Earth...
Posted 17 September 2009 - 02:23 PM
Oh, wait, I didn't see the "without".
How about Millions?
Posted 17 September 2009 - 11:23 PM
Posted 18 September 2009 - 08:10 AM
Other than that... have you checked out Tideland?
Posted 18 September 2009 - 08:45 AM
My Father's Glory
My Mother's Castle
A Good Year
all fit the criteria for no darkness. Not all of these are good films--A Good Year certainly was not properly bottled--but on the whole were engaging, enjoyable amusing films. Le Chateau de ma Mere is a wonderful story, but darkness intrudes in the final 30 seconds (which you can skip with a well placed bathroom break).
Posted 18 September 2009 - 01:15 PM