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Village 8 Louisville Exclusives presents 'The Deep Blue Sea' [Movies]
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It is sometimes said that the greatest human emotion is fear. This makes sense – fear is a powerful motivator. It can make people do things they never thought themselves capable of, whether great or unspeakable. Fear grips a person, makes it hard to think or use one's logical faculties.

Of course, everything has its counterpart, and I would argue that alongside fear in its power is passion. I would argue that passion is a more powerful emotion even than love, for while they are often considered to be the same, they are distinct. Love is deep and enduring; passion can arise at any time given the right circumstances. “Romeo and Juliet” is considered a great love story, but our two young people hardly even knew each other – they shared a passion which ultimately caused them to do very stupid things.

Literature, film, poetry, song, and all other storytelling mediums are full of stories of intense passion, telling of people who act on this basic instinct, sometimes with good results, but so often with horrific consequences (after all, stories do tend towards the dramatic). Either way, passion is a powerful motivator, so it's no wonder that storytellers utilize it so often.

Enter the topic of our conversation: “The Deep Blue Sea,” which is currently playing at Village 8 Theater as the newest installment in the Louisville Exclusives series. Based on the play of the same name by Terence Rattigan, the film tells the story of Hester Collyer (Rachel Weisz) and her passionate affair with Royal Air Force pilot Freddie Page (Tom Hiddleston). The catch? Hester is married to Sir William Collyer (Simon Russell Beale), who is a judge in the High Court.

“The Deep Blue Sea” plays at Village 8 until Thursday, June 21. Village 8 is located at 4014 Dutchmans Lane. Further information and showtimes can be found at the Village 8 website.

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There are legitimate theories that the Big Bang originated from the collapse of a black hole in a fourth-dimensional universe. This stuff fascinates me, and I love reading about it. I love reading about science. And about anything, for that matter, provided it's interesting - and everything is potentially interesting, so I'm fascinated by a lot of things. I also read a lot of fiction (Kurt Vonnegut deserves deification) and watch a lot of movies (Charlie Chaplin also deserves deification). I've made a few short films myself. I'm also a writer of everything - I'm close to a Bachelor's in English at IUS. My life consists of reading, writing, bartending, and taking care of my daughter full-time. Life is busy and life is stressful, but that's why there's music and art and other forms of relaxation.

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