16 October 2006

Forgot to mention--

Among the (bountiful) previews before Jesus Camp was one I'd never seen before, and one of the most exciting I've seen in a very long time. Children of Men, starring Clive Owen and Julianne Moore, directed by Alfonso Cuarón. ("From the director of Y Tu Mamá También and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," said the preview. And we laughed.) The IMDb synopsis is lame, so we'll go to the P.D. James (who?) novel:

The year is 2021, and the human race is - quite literally - coming to an end. Since 1995 no babies have been born, because in that year all males unexpectedly became infertile. Great Britain is ruled by a dictator, and the population is inexorably growing older. Theodore Faron, Oxford historian and, incidentally, cousin of the all-powerful Warden of England, watches in growing despair as society gradually crumbles around him, giving way to strange faiths and cruelties: prison camps, mass organized euthanasia, roving bands of thugs. Then, suddenly, Faron is drawn into the plans of an unlikely group of revolutionaries. His passivity is shattered, and the action begins.

I don't know how different the movie is (the preview didn't go into the political situation, though there sure was chaos breaking out), but I at least know that the film makes the ladies of the world the infertile ones, and I think it's set farther in the future. But it looks fucking awesome. I can't remember the last time I was this excited about a movie, especially just from one trailer. Watch it here, and see if you're as much of a geek as I am.

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