«Youth Without Youth is Coppola's rendering of a novella by the Romanian emigre philosopher Mircea Eliade. Tim Roth plays an aged academic who becomes young again when he's struck by lightning. It's a movie of ideas, a mystery that doesn't ask whodunnit, but instead what is it? What is time? Memory? Reality? Knowledge?»And who is Eliade, you may ask . . . go check the index to At the Origin of the Christian Claim. An interesting fellow - I've been wanting to read something by him for some time.
Friday, December 14, 2007
Francis Ford Coppola seeks answers in 'Youth'