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Mindwalk Movie Review Summary

Actors: Liv Ullmann, Sam Waterston, John Heard, Ione Skye

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Having lost in the Presidential primary, conservative Democratic congressman Jack Edwards (Waterston) goes to France to visit his old friend Thomas Harriman (Heard), a poet who used to write speeches for him. Tom takes Jack for a day outing at Mont-Ste.-Michel, the island fortress-monastery off the coast of Brittany, France, where they run into an expatriate Scandinavian-American woman: an ex-physicist named Sonia Hoffman who is living there in seclusion.

The three spend the day wandering about the island and talking about Descartes and the accountability of science for what it wreaks, politics, systems theory, turning points, the bomb, and many other philosophical questions. Actually, Sonia does most of the talking, while Thomas usually nods sympathetically and Jack poses an occasional doubtful question. This 1990 film, directed by Bernt Capra and based on his brother Fritjof Capra's brainy bestseller, _The Turning Point_, is more a lecture than a film: the discussion is interesting, but it doesn't make for a lively movie.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   very deep philosophy-of-life stuff

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   politician/elected ruler Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   on vacation    -   Atlantic Ocean Island Misc setting    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Is this movie based on a    -   book

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