Into the Wild Blue Yonder, Babel

November 4, 2006 at 15:00 | Posted in Documentation of things | 2 Comments

Into the Wild Blue Yonder is the name of a newly released (in the United States) movie by Werner Herzog. I wasn’t sure what to expect going in, but I was of course engaged, and awed. In typical Herzogian fashion he does a marvelous job of integrating ‘real life’ into the film. The majority of the film consists of footage from NASA and a seemingly arctic diving expedition. While most of the NASA footage is of astronauts inside a shuttle there is a little bit of frightening footage from observation satellites showing what look like electric, and burning planets.

Babel is another newly released film. I can’t remember the director’s name, but he also did Amorres Peros. The film left me feeling defetaed, and isolated. The central theme that I extracted was the inability of human life to translate across the borders of bodies; we do a terrible job of communicating. I’m happier today though.

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  1. Alejandro González Iñárritu, also directed 21 Grams.

  2. humans do a terrible job at communicating. some more so than others. (i think)
    i loved Amores Perros. Babel seems like the macrocosm of Amores Perros. but i still look forward to Babel.


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