Sunday, August 21, 2011

Film Field Trip - Another Earth

It'd had been a while since I'd read the review for this art house film, so I was surprised by it.

The title, Another Earth, clearly states the film's premise - that, mysteriously, a duplicate Earth with a duplicate population and history appears in our sky - but the film is not an sci-fi adventure.  It's a study in human mistakes and their aftermath.  Beautifully photographed and acted, this slow, thoughtful film sees the parallel Earth as a chance to try to "fix" the un-fixable.

A parallel Earth is a perfect speculative fiction idea.  But the speculation is not science fiction's "What if?" but regret's "If only..."

Love it, hate it, Another Earth is a great starting point for after-the-movie-theater conversation in the pub.  The movie theater is my favorite, The Angelika at Mockingbird Station, the pub is Trinity Hall, next door.  Order the bread pudding.

2 comments:

  1. You can hear music from the movie 'Another Earth' (the musical saw scene) on the composer's website: http://www.scottmunsonmusic.com/news/music-in-film-another-earth-soundtrack/

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  2. Thanks for the link - that's a powerful moment in the film and a memorable piece of music!

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