Marco Herrera’s review published on Letterboxd:
I watched this for the first time. I closed the year with this masterpiece. I think a lot have been told of such a vast achievement, so my purposes with this writing are others. One of the few good things this year gave me was this opportunity to immerse myself in cinema. So I'm glad about that.
I want to wish a happy new year to everyone who reads me. Blessings to everybody.
One of the main themes of the film is Also sprach Zarathustra. Strauss took inspiration from Nietzsche's work, so I think one of the best ways to start the year is to read this, written by Nietzsche:
For the new year. - I'm still alive; I still think: I must still be alive because I still have to think. Sum, ergo cogito: cogito, ergo sum. Today everyone allows himself to express his dearest wish and thoughts: so I, too, want to say what I wish from myself today and what thought first crossed my heart - what thought shall be the reason, warrant, and sweetness of the rest of my life! I want to learn more and more how to see what is necessary in things as what is beautiful in them - thus I will be one of those who make things beautiful. Amor fati: let that be my love from now on! I do not want to wage war against ugliness. I do not want to accuse; I do not even want to accuse the accusers. Let looking away be my only negation! And, all in all and on the whole: some day I want only to be a Yes-sayer!
Happy new year to everyone! :)