Thursday, February 11, 2010
Trusting the director
I like fantasy, I love science fiction, I love thrillers, and I love horrors. Of course, it depends on the type of each. I hate the lust-fest, death-fest sort of movies. I hate when a horror endorses the killing, or has a sick vomit of evil inclinations. But I love horror.
I love watching the monster or alien movies, especially, because in the end the monster or alien dies. I love watching thrillers, when I know the good guy will win. I love sci-fi when the director does not attempt to make you stupid.
I don't watch anything age restricted over 16, I say that as an adult and law student, who has been exposed to some very hectic case studies. I protect my mind, and anything beyond 16 limit is not worthwhile to watch. I don't like shows about sex, and prefer to avoid these activist programs with homosexuals doing things which I disagree with.
I recently watched a horror about a Salt Water Crocodile, which damages a boat and goes after each of the survivors. I swam in Salt Water Crocodile territory when I visited Australia, so it was quite real to me. I enjoyed it, especially as the good guy and Ausie girl survived to the end, and as the Crocodile was killed.
I know with certain types of horrors, by the choice of the directors, and certain types of thrillers and sci-fi and fantasy- that the movie will have a satisfactory or somewhat bearable end. I like these movies, because though the world end in the flip of a page, one is safe, and the world is fine. I find them therapeutic at times, like dreams where the worst is gone through, and fears are opened up, just to be locked down more strongly again.
That said, while I watch many thrillers and a lot of sci-fi, I watch very few horrors. I hate those chainsaw sort of movies and refuse to see the psychopathic ones where the bad guy is made a hero, or where the director secretly loves death. The sort of horror or movie I like, in fact, is the one where life is valued, where life is good, even if it is tragically lost.
The difference between directors is life and death, respect, and arrogance, truth and falsehood. Most movies do not interest me much at all. Most comedies do not leave a mark, although some do. In addition to my love of thrillers and sci-fi, I often like children's programs for their innocence.
The thing is, to enjoy a movie, I must be able to trust the director, trust the author, trust the movie maker. Many movies these days fail miserably here, it is art and expression, but not limited. Limits: are beauty. One and one in a relationship like marriage, family alone and friends alone watching TV together, limits are wonderful. Without gravity, would we have legs?
By limit, we are defined, any lady will inform you of this while she diets. Yet, who do we let direct our lives, do we trust them? And God, do we display trust in him?
Who do you listen to, the voice of life and ethics, or that of death? What books, magazines, newspapers enthral you? Do you let these direct your life?
Who is Marc Evan Aupiais?Attorney; Writer; Enthusiast of Germanic, Celtic, & Romance languages, with a love of exploring law, speech, legal systems, linguistics, sociology, & int. news.
I have always been fascinated with the law. By chance, it happens to be my field. I am an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa, as of 28 January 2016.
It was my fellow students' suggestions, in the final years of school, that I might be suited to a career in law, along with long discussions with a friend of mine - which imbued me with a keen interest in the history, language, and laws of the Roman Empire - that made me realise that law was the choice of career that best suited the ideas and plans I had for the future. I enrolled in an LLB degree at Wits University and subsequently graduated Bachelor of Laws a few years later.
I completed, with distinction, the Law Society's Legal Education and Development (L.E.A.D) School for Legal Practice program. I am pleased to have had the privilege of having served at two very different firms during my articles, giving me a much broader experience of work in the profession.
I believe success requires not just hard work, but intelligence, perseverance, humility, integrity, ingenuity, diligence, a strong work ethic, and the courage to request the assistance of those better-versed in a matter, or field.
I am passionate about the place of my birth, South Africa and am proud to be a patriot and citizen of this diverse and beautiful nation. I consider myself a global citizen and keep connections in a number of different nations across the world. Communicating with people from other cultures, I believe, has aided me to have a more open-minded approach in so far as how I see and interact with the world.
The cultures and legal systems, morals, and courtesy systems, languages, intricacies and religions of South Africa and of the world, are subjects I love to research. I extensively enjoy reading and writing, and in keeping abreast with important events occurring in other countries, I find my knowledge of other languages, especially French, to be quite useful.
Law & Career
Law firms I have worked at include: DL Wilson Attorneys in Randburg North, Desmond Barry Attorneys in Morningside, Sandton, Botha & Sutherland Attorneys in Aukland Park, Johannesburg. I currently work as a Consulting Attorney for Serina Govender Inc. Attorneys-at-Law. My professional website will tell you more about me, where you might want to subscribe to my professional blog . I also edit and write for the SACNS, write breaking news for a multinational service called InfosNews Breaking News, and act as a correspondent for the popular french language Les News service.
Novels I have written include
A Lesser Instinct | My first foray into the world of long form fiction.
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