Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Incident at Tower 37 - a short clever cg film

Here is a short C-G film call "The Incident at Tower 37" written by Chris Perry. Anything I can tell you about the film gives something away. I can say that it is VERY well done and for a film with no spoken words, that is saying a great deal. There is a lot of movie packed into a time line just a hair short of 11 minutes.


Rosehippi said...

This was a very subliminal and poigniant film. Doing the right thing to save others when we ourselves perish... Laying down ones life for another... great compassion... but...
It also speaks volumes for how stupid it is for our personal survival to act without thinking it through... It has lots of metaphores and analogy's... Good Film, well made... enjoyed it very much. Thanks

Beam Me Up said...

I knew you would take it further than I did. I saw the first level and didn't really take it past that. Now I have been sitting here thinking of the, excuse the pun, the deeper implications. Makes me appreciate the film even more.

Thanks for your comments.


Blizno said...

My reaction was similar to Rosehippi's.

Once we learn who the saboteurs are and why they're attacking, we start to root for them.
The surprise is the kind human who sacrifices everything to save creatures very alien from himself.
The native's search at the end for the human was touching. The native understood how much the human had given up.

Will the humans depending on the huge output of the water plant survive? Perhaps the human sacrificed not only himself but everybody else in the human colony as well.

Beam Me Up said...

Ouch Blizno! Wow, you found the darkest corner of that video for sure! Doesn't make it any less true though, I understand that. Though when you come to think about it, both side's motivation is pretty much the same. If we want to take this observation to vilification then you have to ask, who's water IS it? If we run in that direction we are back to Dances with Wolves again. I think to enjoy this short, you have to take the initial message at face value and enjoy it for what it is worth to that point.