Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Brazil: A Good One #93
Terry Gilliam's influential and prescient masterpiece that predicts the advent of video surveillance, body scanners, screensavers, phone trees, plastic surgery, ridiculous hats, bureaucracy, steampunk, national IDs, terrorism, motivational propaganda posters, cyber-stalking, dystopian societies, the concept of the internet being a series of tubes, and the absurdity of modern life. Excellent. I recorded it from one of the pay cable channels. I don't remember which one. Here's a trailer:
*Disclaimer: This film may not have foreseen all of the above.