Trois couleurs: Bleu (1993) dir. Krzysztof Kieslowsi.
Don and Peggy define themselves through their work all too often, and if that work is taken away from them or eroded of meaning, they’re stuck in a world where all they can think about is how little meaning life has outside of the meaning you construct for yourself. But even that meaning collapses in the face of despair or sorrow or death. Without work to give them meaning, without each other to bounce off of, what do Don and Peggy have left? Only the knowledge that they, too, will die, and that much of their lives have been hollow attempts to fill that void.
Mad Men 7.01 Time Zones review - The AV Club (x)
I’ve known this for years now watching this show but tonight more than ever I can see that Mad Men is a show about people dealing with huge shattering monumental lonely cores that they can’t seem to figure out how to fill or how to live with.
Mad Men, season 7 episode 1, Time Zones
In these days of wars and rumors of wars - haven’t you ever dreamed of a place where there was peace and security, where living was not a struggle but a lasting delight?
Of course you have. So has every man since time began. Always the same dream. Sometimes he calls it Utopia - Sometimes the Fountain of Youth - Sometimes merely “that little chicken farm.”
(from the movie “Lost horizon”)