Conversation Between Toaster Leavings and Abiraleft
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I really appreciate the line used by Billy when he and his teacher are sat admiring the hawk: "It's not a pet, Sir, hawks are not pets. It's not tame, it's trained that's all. It's fierce and it's wild and it's not bothered about anybody. Not even me right. And that's why it's great".
We evolved alongside animals and I believe they must be inherently a part of our psyche. The reverence Billy shows for the hawk is like that of an ancient man creating mythology around mysterious animals. I think it is so strange how we always observed animals throughout our history and now few urban people have any connection to nature.
I really like Loach's work in general (from what I've seen of it: The Wind that Shakes the Barley, Sweet Sixteen and Kes). I thought Kes was awesome, a great mix of comedy and tragedy (as well as other elements, of course).
I love Kes. <3