Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Far too many poor players have left the stage this year and, although we may tell their tales like babbling idiots, their legacies did signify something. But, no matter how appropriate, I can’t end the year with Death as the topic, can I?
Leaving keeps the door open for some gentler stories and also the possibility of a comeback….so I’ll kick off with Room, a film showing the opposite of the usual journey, leaving a sort of death and (re-)joining life.
What films about leaving would you recommend?
Oh, and let’s all hope more of the good ones stick around a while longer next year….