Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Encounters at the End of the World 7/12/08

I had a big day and didn't really feel like doing anything Sat night. I then decided to just go down to WFC for the 8pm Latin Jazz. I got there, saw a singer, and thought "uggh". She wasn't up to my ridiculously high standards I set for singers, so I left. I was walking up the west side and found myself at Film Forum. I decided it meant I wanted to see Encounters at the End of the World that DMG keeps hyping.


It was pretty good. Very enjoyable. There was definitely some beauty, but I don't think it was quite as beautiful as the hype. I had read the whole overview at Film Forum before getting a ticket. I'm glad I saw it.

There was some good guitar playing in the background at parts. The other musical thing I enjoyed was the sounds the sea lions make underwater. It sounds kind of sonic. I'm not sure if that is the right word, but that's what comes to mind. A person in the film called it "Pink Floyd" something. That was cool.

There are some interesting and different people living in Antarctica! Lots of scientists and world travelers and just some unique people. The narration, which I think was Werner Herzog was great, funny, and made the film really good.

1 comment:

Vergara said...

Well, i agree with you. It is a great film and the reason is because Herzog is behind this movie. His look and his view of human nature gives a something special to the film. It's not another film of penguins, like he said.