Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Umberto Eco/Kung Fu Panda

Umberto Eco in a Paris Review interview (185, Summer 2008)

“I think that comedy is the quintessential human reaction to the fear of death.”

“A secret is powerful when it is empty…as long as it remains empty it can be filled up with every possible notion, and it has power.”

When I read this sentence, I immediately thought of Kung Fu Panda’s (the animation film, 2008) plot premise.

2 comments:

Abhimanyu k Singh said...

yesterday, i told my father abt a friend whose friend's father committed suicide few days ago. he began to laugh uproariously.

i am not offended anymore.

abhi said...

you are right