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Roger Waters — 'ashes or diamondsfoe or friendwe're all equal in the end'. The original poster for "Ashes and Diamonds" resembles a desperate message written down in blood. Indeed, when Andrzej Wajda's film opened in Poland in March , it was greeted with a sense of urgency by the nation at large. The film tells the story of a Home Army officer Maciek. In Ashes and Diamonds, Maciek had expressed hope for finding such freedom when But, in the end he decided to stay true to vaguely defined loyalties. the more nuanced consideration of the complexities of an individual's relationship to .
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In retrospect, moreover, any inhumanity in him can be read as the imprint of the war that is all he has ever known and that has damaged his perspective as well as his sight. The sign of that damaged vision is found in the dark glasses that do double duty as a realistic image of the effects of wandering in the sewers as a Warsaw Uprising insurgent here Wajda evokes his previous film, Kanal and as the symbol of late-fifties existential cool.Grieving the End of a Relationship - Painful Attachment Trauma After Breakup
Maciek has one foot in the existentialism of resistance, another in the existentialism of fashion. The question of whether the balance is merely apparent, its even-handedness a smokescreen for stronger allegiance to Maciek, goes to the heart both of the work and the controversy around it, as it can be argued that we are not so much with Maciek as with Cybulski, and simply because of the greater power of his performance.
Having failed to assassinate Szczuka at the beginning, Maciek is ordered to complete the job.
The chance that frustrated him once threatens to do so again when he meets the barmaid Krystyna and what both had intended as a one-night stand opens vistas to a possible peaceful future—to dreams of study, normality. But army discipline requires a fulfillment of orders, and he kills Szczuka in the dark, though even at the last minute he paces up and down before the hotel, his mind racing over whether or not to follow his target.
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As his victim falls dead in his arms, the embrace is an ironic image of the impossibility of unity within Poland and between the generations. And as the fireworks rising above them illuminate a scene that shows there is nothing to celebrate, in another irony, no one perceives the flashlit crime. He escorts Krystyna back to the hotel, where she has to go back to work at the bar until it closes at 3: He tells Andrzej that he has fallen in love with Krystyna, and although he is not a coward, he cannot continue killing and hiding and wants to lead a normal life.
Andrzej is not only his friend, but also his commanding officer in the Home Army, and reacts as such, suggesting that Maciek would be a deserter if he failed to carry out the order to kill Szczuka.
Maciek is taken aback, but then decides he must carry out his orders. He begins to stalk Szczuka, and when Szczuka forgoes his car to walk to the detention area holding his son, Maciek takes advantage of the opportunity to shoot him. As Szczuka falls, fireworks celebrating the end of the war fill the sky. The following morning, Maciek goes to the truck where Andrzej awaits. From concealment he watches as Drewnowski arrives thinking he will join them, but Andrzej is aware that Drewnowski is only doing it because he has no other choice.
Andrzej throws him to the ground and drives off. When Drewnowski sees Maciek, he calls out to him. Whether you are divorcing or just breaking up with a partner, separating is a unique moment in time that can alter the rest of your life or theirs.
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For 15 years I have watching the results of break up in my courtroom in divorce court. It is now so clear to me that how the initial breakup is handled sets the tone for the entire process.
The manner of breakup not only affects a person's future but who they become in the present. The median age for marriage is almost 26 for women and almost 28 for men.
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By the time you get married you are likely to have numerous breakups in your repertoire. When you decide that you must move on, whether married or dating, what part if any of that relationship do you take with you? There will always be choices.
You can use good memories to foster a different but important relationship with that person or you could focus on the negative aspects and embitter your life.
We have all engaged in actions that leave the residue of embarrassment for some behavior we are not proud of and want to cover up. If there is behavior you want to cover you must hide from some people and even yourself. When you feel the need to hide your behavior, you make your world smaller. Does your breakup shrink or expand your world? Does it shrink or expand your psyche. When you hide from yourself you don't heal as well and therefore inhibit yours psyche elasticity?
Your psyche needs to retain its elasticity to manage all of your relationships.