It is from a somewhat surreal film called the Color of Pomegranates; and I have kept on seeing that image today. To me, I think maybe she tells of illusions, that could be fortunes, or a quest for what is missing. She's the poet's muse in the film, appearing in multiple roles.
Parajanov was a genius.
Some of his imagery from The Colour of Pomengranates was nicked by a video director for Madonna. A common practice among video directors is to make a 'tribute' to a great art-film director that the vast majority of the pop fans are unlikely to get.
How about this, is that she sells you illusions of life, love, warmth, and hope; then it's "And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill's Side" where you either give up, or try to fight it back. Either way you have lost a huge chunk of your life. (You can tell where my life is at)It is from a somewhat surreal film called the Color of Pomegranates; and I have kept on seeing that image today. To me, I think maybe she tells of illusions, that could be fortunes, or a quest for what is missing. She's the poet's muse in the film, appearing in multiple roles.
My first thought was it's like a benign 40K, but a) we don't actually know for sure this Emperor doesn't survive on sacrificed souls and b) "negative emotional swells" could include "discontent with the Emperor's regime". So maybe not that benign...
In the Heart of a baroque transtellar empire, The Pulse system allows the Emperor (a female in this case) to keep track of The Star Galactic Empire and the swirl of "great thoughts" and "great feelings" in her people. From The Pulse, she sends out troubleshooter to help quell any negative emotional swells/ thoughts and solve any problems. With Power Sword and Augment Suit her Knights defend the Star Galactic The Star Breed use the power of their minds to aide all. The Fold Pilots keep it all moving. The Troubleshooters download their minds and spirits to various bodies to make sure The Star Galactic stands tall and strong.
I was having the same thought the other day. I sometimes get the urge to do an islands-floating-in-the-sky setting. I blame watching Flash Gordon at an impressionable age.
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