The Butterfly Effect

March 27th, 2008

I know, I am a bit late for this movie published in 2004 but I have to say it is good. Good rhythm, good story. It was a while I wasn’t watching a movie able to capture my attention. The topic is not new but the way it has been proposed is quite interesting and full of all sort of twists and turns. Great.


February 5th, 2007

Ehm, I am not really sure on what to write about the movie Babel. It is interesting, well done but maybe I found it a bit too much. I mean, the story is complex enough to keep the mind always awake but they put together a bunch of really sad/crude stories. The mexican, the japanise girl, the african people. Small, almost insignificant, things that turned out in terrible consequences. And it’s like the poor people are always paying more.

Children of men

January 29th, 2007

Friday, on David’s suggestion, we went to the theatre to watch the movie Children of men. In the movie, it is presented the world in 2027 and in particular London and the south of England. A future in which humans can no longer procreate. A future without future. A future in which soldiers are deporting all not legal citizens. Something that remainded me what happened in the Second World War.

Besides many small signals and connections with our present, the interesting thing about this movie is that, even if it is in the future, it is not focusing on hi tech special effect but on something that sadly could be considered a realistic scenario (even if probably for different reasons). Well, let’s hope not that much.

Movie “An Inconvenient Truth”

September 23rd, 2006

This evening I’ve been to watch an interesting movie proposed by the MIT Lectures Series Committee: “An Inconvenient Truth”. The former vice-president Al Gore presented in a really effective way some data and information regarding, mainly, the global warming phenomenon and effects. I should report here many interesting things I saw in that documentary but I rather suggest you to watch it… besides Al Gore personal story (which is a bit out of topic) it is a really good contribuition. Here’s the website where you can find many info.

By the way, in the documentary, it has been presented among the others, an interesting survay. In summary, it seems that scientists do agree on the existence of the global effect problem but looking at the media it not really clear if global warming exists or not. Now, I can’t say that what Gore is saying is truth or not and honestly, I have to say that I don’t care that much if it is the truth… the point is… do we really need to know we are killing the planet before starting to change our behaviour? If there are ways to reduce carbon dioxide generation now… it is really a good idea to wait until the day they will tell us “too late man… it’s over”. Even if that day will never come, why don’t we start with some simple actions in our micro-environment? Why don’t we pay more attention NOW? It is pointless, from the planet point of view, to discuss about what was right or what was wrong in the movie. We should do something in any case.

Looking at the movie’s website there is a list of actions that can help in respecting our planet a it more. For instance in the house:

  • Replace a regular incandescent light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb
  • Move your thermostat down 2° in winter and up 2° in summer
  • Use a clothesline instead of a dryer whenever possible
  • Turn off electronic devices you’re not using
  • Unplug electronics from the wall when you’re not using them
  • ……

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