Introduction

 

This category tries to differentiate the several visions of the world and the way of living it expressed by the seventh art, from the extreme positive to the extreme negative. This category is divided by 8 different passages of the Bible: Paradise, Paradise Lost, Valley of Tears, Crossing the Desert, Promised Land, Decay, Hubris and Apocalypse.


In Paradise the world is represented as a place in which existence is not anything but positive, harmonious and timeless. At paradise there is only peace, prosperity, and happiness, but is not necessarily represented with wealthy and luxury. At paradise, misery and selfishness do not exist.


Paradise Lost:
 This is refered to the Biblical story of the Fall of Man: the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Here mankind stops being naive and  innocent and that brings a punishment as a consecuence.


Valley of Tears:
At this vision, mankind is struggling to survive. Everything is sorrow and discomfort. Besides, suffering teaches mankind to live with less superficiality and to comprehend other people situation. 


Crossing the Desert:
This refers to the hopeful journey. The Desert arises archetypal in many cultures and traditions with a dual nature. It is desolation and abandonment, but it is also a place of contemplation, quiet and divine revelation.


Promised Land:
This vision is used to describe the land promised or given by God. After crossing the desert, manking will find a longed-for place where complete satisfaction and happiness will be achieved.


The vision of Decay refers to films where decadence is the subordination of the whole to the parts. In this vision, humanity falls into a corrosive decline due to an erosion of moral, ethical, and sexual traditions.


Apocalypse: This vision refers to the end of times and society. Mankind is in an era dominated by falsehood and misconception. The world as we know it ends.


Hubris,
 also called hybris refers to the extreme pride or arrogance. With hubris, humankind loses contact with reality and has an overestimation of one's own competence or capabilities, especially through the exhibition of the position of power.


 
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