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Henry Darger - an intriguing mind.
This documentary was not what I thought it was going to be, but it was pretty damn good nonetheless.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
It follows the mysterious life of author/artist Henry Darger, it starts out by explaining his life, how from the very begining he was no ordinary boy.
It talks of how he was abused by many of his teachers and supervisors and how this abuse formed the catalist to Darger writing one of the longest novels in the world.
It really is quite fasiniating. You can tell that Darger's mind doesn't fit into the discription of normal nor crazy but he is unique. He writes a book about a war fighting to save child labor and abuse. Only in this war it is children against adults.
It sounds harsh but it really is hard to explain. Darger's heart was in the right place when he was writing this novel, he wanted to rescue all the children from abusive childhoods like the one he had.
Many chapters of the book relate to his own expereinces you will see when the documentary explains his life and complares it to his work.
It seems like I'm not explaining this well enough but it really is so hard to put down in words. But I personally found it to be a great documentary and through out the movie you start to understand where Darger is coming from and you realize how sad his life must have been.
It really is worth a watch, just be pateint with the first 15 or so minutes.
Henry Darger's mind truely is a mystery but in the story of 'In the Realms of the unreal' - you can see what he is trying to say.