Wednesday, June 13, 2018
The Seagull: No Chuckles for Chekhov
The Time: 1904
The Place: An estate outside of Moscow
The Characters: An aging, narcissistic actress: her morally-challenged lover; her pretentious, but
sympathetic son; the lovely girl next door; and a few others.
The Plot: The Movie Slut never gives away the plot.
The Themes: Unrequited love; unfulfilled dreams; self-doubt; self-loathing: death; and some other
Why see this movie: At times Anton Chekhov's writing sings through. His characters are so real that they practically walk off the screen. It proves that Freud was right. People desperately need analysis.