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I just watched Children of Men. Boy, that's one depressing movie. It made me want to A) light up with Michael Caine's character and then B) blow something up, all to a dub-step soundtrack. But it certainly is a good film. I was just teaching my class today about mise-en-scene and told them that in some films the little details of props and sets mean a great deal. Children of Men is a perfect example.

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macaroniprotest From: macaroniprotest Date: February 15th, 2007 11:04 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Is it really so depressing? In contrast to the mood of the rest of the movie I thought the ending was blindingly, almost irrationally optimistic about the girl being able to meet up with The Human Project.

In any case, it was overall a pretty mournful picture, albeit one punctuated with bits of humor and familial interaction between the main characters.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: February 15th, 2007 11:58 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Interesting. I thought the ending was ambiguous and more than a little ominous. Since everyone else she has met has tried to exploit her pregnancy, it seems likely that the Human Project will as well.
macaroniprotest From: macaroniprotest Date: February 16th, 2007 06:26 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Hmmmmm ... if I took that interpretation directly out of the multiplex with me I would not have been able to get up the next day.

I guess that is depressing ...
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