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Old 2018-07-30, 18:29   Link #4441
Gan_HOPE326
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A video in which he completely misses the meta narrative and retelling of the golden bough, and instead writes it off as "just another trigger show that pulls too heavily from other trigger shows," yet again proving that wrapping complex narratives and philosophical plot points into action/drama shows will be missed by most western (read: US) viewers.
Retelling of The Golden Bough? Are you sure this is not just people seeing things that simply aren't there? You can stare long enough at a slice of toasted bread until you see the face of Jesus, and you can play around with a plot long enough to think you're seeing analogies with existing myths and stories (especially considering how deep run some of the archetypes those stories use). Doesn't mean that something was intentionally put there by the author instead of being just a result of your imagination.
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Old 2018-07-30, 19:11   Link #4442
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Retelling of The Golden Bough? Are you sure this is not just people seeing things that simply aren't there? You can stare long enough at a slice of toasted bread until you see the face of Jesus, and you can play around with a plot long enough to think you're seeing analogies with existing myths and stories (especially considering how deep run some of the archetypes those stories use). Doesn't mean that something was intentionally put there by the author instead of being just a result of your imagination.
It is not subtle, they practicality beat your head in with a sledgehammer made of mistletoe and the link between human fertility and that of the land. And if that is not enough they name drop the book as well.
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Old 2018-07-31, 03:30   Link #4443
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It is not subtle, they practicality beat your head in with a sledgehammer made of mistletoe and the link between human fertility and that of the land. And if that is not enough they name drop the book as well.
True that (I didn't remember it was name-dropped but now that you mention it, you're right, the children were reading it in the Garden), but "link between human fertility and that of the land" is a pretty old traditional concept. It doesn't mean it's especially deep (in fact, I'd say, since the whole point of The Golden Bough is to be a collection of old myths and superstitions, if you take those things literally you're actually missing the point), and if anything that's one of the big criticisms that was made to Darling, that it seemed to push a very backwards view of sexuality and fertility. You don't get much more backwards than the iron age. It still doesn't make the plot deep or good or well written, to say nothing of the characters.
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Old 2018-07-31, 06:25   Link #4444
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I think the more important question here is: did the so-called "retelling of The Golden Bough" actually make FranXX story better? I don't think so.

Sometimes, retelling good past-works does not improve the story at hand. It can even cripple it if the storyteller doesn't know what s/he's doing. For example, The Dark Knight Rises tried to retell the classic A Tale of Two Cities but it doesn't really improve the story in the movie. In fact, it actually generates some lapses in logic, plot holes and conveniences. Thanks to that, TDKR is still widely considered as the lowest point in Nolan's TDK-trilogy.
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