Thursday, February 17, 2011

“Is the world ignoring the signs of the so-called "end times"? 2.0

La respuesta breve es sí. Como evidencia, presento un video de unas cholas en Bolivia jugando al golf (y no son malas eh?). Es decir, el pueblo de Evo lo está abandonando no sólo para seguir el modelo económico neoliberal, sino también para adoptar hasta los pasatiempos por excelencia de los hombres de negocios norteamericanos. En las palabras inmortales de Scott Van Pelt, miren el "useful shot" en 0:55!!!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

“Is the world ignoring the signs of the so-called "end times"?

Renowned philosopher and critic, Slavoj Zizek, explains what he thinks is causing the downhill slide, and points to the faltering economy, global warming and deteriorating ethnic relations as evidence. The Giant of Ljubljana is bombarded with clips of popular media images and quotes by modern-day thinkers revolving around four major issues: the economical crisis, environment, Afghanistan and the end of democracy. Zizek grabs the opportunity to ruthlessly criticize modern capitalism and to give his view on our common future” (VPRO International).

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

La vida en la nave

This short montage was, perhaps, originally to be included in the film The Fountain (one of my favorites). But it ended up as an extra on the DVD. I really like this concept of a spaceship, I love the formalism and the visual effects of The Fountain, especially when one considered how little computer rendering was used. Maybe this is why the scenes in the future have such an organic feel despite what they represent. Also, don't forget to take a good listen to Clint Mansell's haunting soundtrack. Enjoy. (Be sure to turn off the blog's music player below, and please watch the clip in fullscreen).