Last and First Men
Directed by Johann Johannsson
Two billion years in the future, humanity finds itself on the verge of extinction. Based on the cult 1930 science fiction novel by British author Olaf Stapledon, with narration by Tilda Swinton, is a poetic, hopeful, and tragic work: an allegory of remembrance, ideals, and the death of Utopia.
Two billion years in the future, humanity finds itself on the verge of extinction.
Cast: Tilda Swinton
This was a short and sweet adaptation of Stabledon's eon-spanding epic. The music and cinematography were mindful, but the narration was only a taste of the original work. I would love to see a similar adaptation of "Starmaker," which I feel would be better suited to this style of film
This was slow and tedious, but somewhat interesting. If you go on YouTube and type in the original book on audio, it is absolutely amazing. it is 12 hours long, but it goes in detail about the 18 different species of man before the earth is destroyed. Some of the descriptions and situations are amazing. They tried here with this, but it only scratches the surface of all the information from the book. It is so descriptive, and kind of hard to follow at time, but will still blow the mind.
One of the best slow-burn art horror flicks.
Oh gawd so pretentious. Why the extremely slow start?