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Oct 4

Early Blindness

Category: Life

Last night I went to see Blindness, a film in which an epidemic of blindness brings society to its knees. It’s pretty much one of my favorite types of movie, some unexplained disaster destroys everything we know. Extreme circumstances force people to make extreme choices, morality and ethics tend to fall away. Blindness is definitely that sort of movie.

We never find out what causes the epidemic, but it’s quickly determined to be contagious and people are immediately forced into quarantine. One woman, however, remains unaffected.

I’ll say right now that I loved the movie, but I need more time to think before I write on it.

7 comments

7 Comments so far

  1. redandjonny October 4th, 2008 11:28 pm

    “my favorite types of movie, some unexplained disaster destroys everything we know. “

    LOL… you’re fucking hilarious Mike.

  2. Winston October 5th, 2008 5:07 am

    The trailer and the opening scene suggest the film is far more Orwellian than it actually is.

    A sex-trade worker sacrifices her seemingly less than existent worth for the welfare of others.

    Perhaps, after her tireless efforts of selflessness in a circumstance of unrelenting selfishness, Moore unconsciously blinded herself.

    More at:
    http://winstoninwonderlandart.blogspot.com/2008/10/blindness-2008-julianne-moore-mark.html

  3. Teresa October 5th, 2008 8:41 pm

    wonder how you feel if there was a movie where there was peace on earth …???

  4. Tony October 5th, 2008 8:42 pm

    Mike You are one sick fuck!

  5. michael October 6th, 2008 12:29 am

    Teresa, I don’t think that movie will ever exist.

    Tony, yeah, I’m aware.

  6. Merri October 7th, 2008 12:29 pm

    I read teh book the movie is based on years ago and really liked it, I am looking forward to seeing the movie.. glad to hear you liked it.

  7. Strange Loops January 24th, 2009 2:53 pm

    You should check out the movie “A Wind Named Amnesia”. It’s an animated movie from Japan, and if you can look past some of the packaging (some chase action thrown in, etc.), it’s a pretty sweet premise that is explored in a pretty thoughtful way.

    It explores the breakdown of society when everyone suddenly gets hit at the same time with a total amnesia — forgetting even habitual things like language, how to drive or work tools or open doors. The storyline itself is just a good excuse to travel through this world as it is plunged back into barbarism and people struggle to relearn civilization.

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