A Little Anecdote
When I heard about the passing away of the author Toni Morrison, I knew that I had to blog about the particular instance that brought me to have knowledge of the author behind one of the most intriguing beautiful movies that I have ever watched about slavery. Thing is, I never knew that the movie Beloved was originally extracted from a book which was written by Toni Morrison — a book that received in 1988 the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book Award, the Melcher Book Award, the Lyndhurst Foundation Award, and the Elmer Holmes Bobst Award. Beloved was only adapted in a movie in 1998.
Five or six years later, or even two more years, I don’t really remember, I was watching the movie in the morning on the cable before going to work, and as a matter of fact, I had been able to watch only a quarter of that movie, whose intrigue and dark atmosphere had fascinated me so much, that it haunted me for almost 15 years of my life; and where it’s only through the internet—exactly on YouTube—that I finally had the chance to watch the movie in its entirety.
Beloved is dark, phantomatic, filled with the invisible scars left to the mind, and of these torments endured that continues to haunt, and where one remains a slave to terror and fear… even after liberation. I love writers whose artworks stir my emotions, leaving me fulfilled and indulged inside some kind of an ephemeral momentum of epiphany; and have to say here that, Toni Morison has completely hooked my mind on her subliminal own interpretation of one the darkest era of the human condition.