Saturday, January 27, 2007

Children Of Men: Remember To Cough

Blade Runner. Remember that flick? A pretty grim view of the future of Los Angeles and the world, right? Well, I went out and saw Alfonso Cuarón's "Children of Men" last week, and I promise you, if you loved Blade Runner, you'll love this movie. Oh, and it's official, Clive Owen is the new Harrison Ford.

Here's the plotline:
In 2027, in a chaotic world of no hope, no future, and no children, where women are infertile and humans can no longer procreate, a former activist (Clive Owen) agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.

Go see this movie... and then remember to cough. It'll taste like strawberries. On a side note, be sure to look for the homage to Pink Floyd's "Animals." Clive Owen's character goes to see his cousin, who is in charge of a new Ministry of Art that just happens to be located at the old Battersea Power Station. If the location seems familiar to you, you're not crazy, it is the same place where the Floyd album cover was shot. Speaking of music, the soundtrack filled with "oldies" (which would make sense considering when the movie takes place) contains some really interesting choices. I have included here for your listening pleasure a track that was beautifully used during the film (I won't reveal where), a cover version of the Rolling Stone's classic "Ruby Tuesday," and a track by John Lennon which was used over the closing credits.

For Your Consideration:
Franco Battiato - Ruby Tuesday Mp3
John Lennon - Bring On The Lucie (Freda Peeple) Mp3

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