Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Children of Men

I know I said I would be out of touch for a while, but I had share this with y'all.  We took some time to watch the much-heralded film "Children of Men" the other night.  The film is based on the novel of the same name by P.D. James. 

If you haven't seen it, the film is set in 2027 and no children have been born on earth for 18 years.  No explanations, only despair.  While the film poses some interesting questions for people in general, and parents in particular, I found it sharp, smart and ultimately unsatisfying.  Which may have been the point. The best thing about the movie is most certainly Franco Battiato's version of the Rolling Stones classic "Ruby Tuesday".(Hear a sample here.)

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