Just finished watching Cold Mountain
. Wish I hadn't. For some reason, instead of making me sad, it just made me coldly, infuriatingly angry. It's something that's only happened once before, and that was when I watched Million Dollar Baby
. For both films, I think something about the plot — so much effort, so much staked on a long, arduous task... only to have things dashed at the end by some random event. It leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. I know
that's what life is really like; I'll even admit that not being able to deal with that may be a sign of emotional immaturity. But still. Jesus. I just don't react well at all
to a plot like that.
, don't suggest that "you're actually upset with yourself because you don't want to cry". I'm not that ridiculous cliché of the bottled-up, bravado-and-stiff-upper-lip male twat. When I find a film sad, I cry at it. Sometimes I get embarassed about crying, but that's an entirely different kettle of emotions.
Men: do any of you know what I'm talking about? Ever watched a "sad movie" and found yourself shaking not with sobs, but with impotent rage? (I say 'men' because this feels to me like an extremely male emotional response. I'll accept that I may be wrong in this, though!) Please comment, as I'd like to know that I'm not alone! (Or, alternatively, that in fact I am
Right. My emotions may have cooled down to a point where I'm able to get to sleep now. 'Night all.
P.S. Zoo pictures coming soon. Tomorrow, hopefully. Yay zoo!