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Most of the treasures of Guelyland are made of paper, plastic and vinyl.Guelyland dreams with expanding in deep more then in surface. The music of Nik Kershaw has been heard here. There are apes, lots of apes in Guelyland. Woody Allen and Bob Hope visit it quite often. Here we love books (the Kingdoms Library is both celebrated and secret) Here we are atheists but very tolerant and think of god a bit too often and much. Guelyland is, the stuff my dreams are made of..."

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

THE MAN FROM EARTH

I used to think that there was one very good movie where almost everything happens in one room. I'm talking about that masterpiece called 12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet,1957).
Now, I think there are two. It's call The Man From Earth or, actually, Jerome Bixby's The Man From Earth.
A science fiction drama without special effects and a very low budget. But with a very good script (what is, in my opinion, the most important element in a movie). A man is moving without so much noise but kind of fast, and a party of friends come to say bye and end up staying for the night. They start asking many questions about his rush when finally he decides to tell them the story of his life. His very long life. His very, very long life. Because he looks 35 and no way 14,000 years old. Is he joking? Crazy? What, telling the true? To our luck these friends are no ordinary blocks. They are academics in different areas. Our protagonist himself is a proffesor. So they have very precise questions but he has at least a couple of amazing revelations to answer with. It's kind of a philosophical movie without flashbacks but with plenty of big questions and even more interesting answers.
By the way the writter was a veteran not only from the original Star Trek but from The Twilight Zone as well.
I recomend this little movie very much. And, since i haven't got the DVD yet (which is always better cos i read has two commentaries and other extras) and you MUST see it I'll leave you the files from were to get it even with spanish subtitles. Tell me later how it went!




5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Intriguing
Will check to see if the film is on Netflix.
Reminds me of a bit Carl Reiner did called THE 2000 YEAR-OLD MAN.
#167 Dad

bluesfrau said...

Thank you for the review. This sounds like something that could be interesting for me.

Guely of Sweden said...

But this one is kind of "serious".

Well "bluesfrau" i hope it is.

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Guely of Sweden said...

Gracias! Ya es hora de poner cosas nuevas. Muchas gracias :)

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