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The Spirit of the West

by Rocketeam
Forget the West as a place or direction and think of it as a concept, an ideal of freedom and instinctual wilderness that has moved us since early human days. In Chinese tradition it starts with “Journey to the West” where it becomes a road to spiritual enlightenment. In Lord of the Rings the West is the tangible place where elves and other magical creatures go when their time has come to an end. Even in Rango we see the spirit of the west take a Clint Eastwood-ish persona to represent this marvelous idea which is becoming very hard to explain right now. Perhaps giving a look to the list will tell you more about the concept of The West that… Read more

Forget the West as a place or direction and think of it as a concept, an ideal of freedom and instinctual wilderness that has moved us since early human days. In Chinese tradition it starts with “Journey to the West” where it becomes a road to spiritual enlightenment. In Lord of the Rings the West is the tangible place where elves and other magical creatures go when their time has come to an end. Even in Rango we see the spirit of the west take a Clint Eastwood-ish persona to represent this marvelous idea which is becoming very hard to explain right now. Perhaps giving a look to the list will tell you more about the concept of The West that inspired this list.

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