Life & Philosophy


is too much. But showing excess is the only way to get the point across.

Fortunately, most of the muchness gets saved for the movies with the goal of preventing its own real-life duplication.

  • Twelve Years of Slave
  • The Passion of the Christ

Projecting a gruesome past is uncomfortable, a disturbing reminder of what was and what could be again.

Muchness is a reminder of life and death. It exaggerates if only to tell a story and teach a lesson. But in truth things like this really shouldn’t happen again.

History repeats itself because people forget. Muchness is sometimes not enough.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.