Saturday, May 05, 2012
It captured childhood imagination in its purest form, in the most ingenious way: in the context of a child's life, with all the craziness that accompanies family dynamics. Childhood fantasies (like the stage of the school play, like the stage of family drama, like the stage of life) become the arena where confusion, retreat, hopes, and fears are all settled. In the process of becoming an adult, that coping process is lost. But Replay managed to recapture both the magic and the tragedy of it.