From Black Elk to Lucy

Or rather, from Black Elk to Luc Besson.

Far out, high contrast, momentous.  Lucy (Besson, 2014) is a prism for the mind, an inheritance for atomic particles, and its message is aptly conveyed through this passage from Black Elk Speaks:

Crazy Horse dreamed and went into a world where there is nothing but the spirits of all things.  That is the real world that is behind this one, and everything we see here is something like a shadow from that world.  He was on his horse in that world, and the horse and himself on it and the trees and the grass and the stones and everything were made of spirit, and nothing was hard, and everything seemed to float.

John G. Neihardt, 53.


The first time I saw the poster for Lucy, I thought of The Clan of the Cave Bear (Michael Chapman, 1986)

Original pic creds: IMDB and Amazon

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