Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Secret Life Of Plants

The Secret Life Of Plants is a nearly wordless documentary about plants with a soundtrack by Stevie Wonder. Through time-lapse photography we see plants bloom again and again and again. It's pretty boring. Then the film goes completely off the rails as a scientist starts giving plants polygraph tests, and he drives across town to avoid having the plants read his mind. Yep.

Just so you know, this clip is not safe for work due to some heinous violence perpetrated against a cabbage with a machete. You have been warned.

So, yeah. If this dubious science is correct, vegetable murder has been committed in the Deathrage household by multiple vegans. What disturbs me greatly is the fact that I have two tropical plants I've been slowly torturing for several months. I can almost hear them screaming. They're twisted, emaciated, dehydrated, and several limbs are missing. It's gruesome.


  1. On a side note, the soundtrack is one of Stevie's best, and by far weirdest, albums. Is it true that there is a scene in this where Stevie Wonder runs through a field?


    Kese ye lolo de ye.

    But yeah, judging by this clip, the film itself outweirds the soundtrack by a pretty huge margin.

  2. I initially wanted to refrain from commenting, as Stevie Wonder is a musical genius who made three of the greatest albums of all time (Talking Book, Innervisions, and Songs In The Key Of Life) and I wouldn't want to disparage him in any way. However, he does appear in the film. He is in a field of flowers, but I wouldn't say he is running.

  3. Have you ever heard "Secret Life of Plants"? I have so much respect for it, not only because it's weird and awesome, but because he chose to follow "Songs in the Key of Life", one of the biggest, most critically acclaimed and best selling albums of all time, with an alienating and bizarre album about a love affair with plants.

    It sort of sits alongside Dylan's "Self-Portrait" as oddly amazing.

    Anyways, good to know that the Stevie in a field scene semi exists. Thanks.

  4. No, I haven't heard that one. I've always been intrigued by it. I'll have to go hit the used record shops and see if I can rustle up a copy. I love Stevie's vinyl records, since a majority of them have embossed covers.