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[The World’s End] STARTS AS A MOVIE ABOUT MASKING AND DEFLECTION. SUBVERSION. CRUSHES. ALCOHOLISM. PAST ABUSE. IT SHOWCASES THE WAY ALL THE CHARACTERS ARE CARRYING SCARS (NOTE: MOST ARE FROM GARY). AND THEY KEEP MAKING THESE SAME MISTAKES SO THE MOVIE BECOMES ABOUT THE THE FOOLISHNESS OF ATTEMPTING SYNCHRONICITY IN THE FIRST PLACE, WHETHER IT’S BATTLING OLD ENEMIES, GIVING INTO OLD CRUSHES, OR TRYING TO RECLAIM PAST GLORIES. AND IN THE END SEQUENCE, IT BECOMES ABOUT PEOPLE FACING “THEMSELVES,” STARING DOWN AT THE IDEALISM AND CRUSHING FEARS OF YOUR YOUNGER SELF. IT PLEADS TO ACCEPT THE REALITIES OF OUR FAULTS. AND ONCE WE CAN DO THAT, IT THEN GOES THROUGH AN APOCALYPTIC CHANGE AND COMES OUT OF THE OTHER SIDE AS “SOBER” AND LIVING YOUR LIFE IN SIMPLER, CLEARER, AND BETTER WAY. THE ENTIRE THING IS A COMPLETE ARC AND METAPHOR FOR ADULT LIVING, NOW MATTER WHAT SPECIFIC PROBLEMS YOU FACE.

… YOU MIGHT ASK: HOW IS THIS EVEN QUALIFY AS AN APOCALYPSE MOVIE?

WELL, HOW ABOUT WE NOTE THE FOURTH DEFINITION OF APOCALYPSE:

"A REVELATION."

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Lisa Adams | on Tumblr (Australia)

Lisa Adams creates images that are often unsettling, sometimes melancholy or by turns uplifting, but always affecting and richly atmospheric. The scale on which she works affords her involved and tightly realised paintings an intimacy that echoes the personal nature of her subject matter. Indeed, she explores grand emotions on a humble scale so that the very act of looking at her paintings is a revelatory and ultimately rewarding experience. Adam’s emblematic paintings hold the promise of divested secrets and play with constructions of language through the incorporation of witty titles. (src. QUT Art Museum Public Programs by Alison Kubler, Curator)

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