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The Green Life: Movie Review Friday -- Harold and Maude

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November 21, 2008

Movie Review Friday -- Harold and Maude

Escape to the movies with one of our Movie Review Friday selections. Each week, we review a film with an environmental or socially responsible theme that’s currently in theaters or available on DVD. Seen a good eco-flick lately? Send us a review of 100 or fewer words and look for your review in the next Movie Friday!

Harold and Maude (1971)
Available on DVD.

If you're already familiar with this cult-classic black comedy, you know that it's about a death-obsessed 20-something rich kid named Harold and a life- and freedom-loving woman named Maude who's on the brink of her 80th birthday. They meet at a funeral and the fun starts there, along with some profound philosophy.

During a notable nature moment, we hear Maude's simple belief that death is part of the circle of life, which explains her frequent attendance at funerals. The two are driving through town when Maude spies a dying tree and informs Harold that it's suffocating because of the smog. They transplant the tree in the woods, and as they're standing in the mottled forest light, Maude says, "Well, farewell little tree. Grow up tall, and change, and fall to replenish the earth. Isn't it wonderful, Harold? All around us -- living things!"

--Jenny Coyle

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