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Life in a Day
The story of one day on Earth.
A documentary shot by filmmakers all over the world that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the 24th of July, 2010.
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Life in a Day is a documentary with some moments of structural perfection interspersed with stretches of too-random YouTube-esque ramblings. Life is not always exciting, I know, and mundanity is one of the overarching connections between disparate countries and ways of life, but I can't help but feel that the volume of footage available, more meaningful juxtapositions and universal constants could have been chosen than "what's in my pocket?" Coupled with that is the opposite end of the spectrum, where overdoses of overly-sentimental clips (yet profoundly affecting, such as a young boy and his father's morning routine which culminates in a morning prayer to a picture of the obviously deceased mother and…
Despite its obvious strengths Life in a Day is a documentary I simply can't find myself liking to and whether that is due to the nature of the film or myself is up to you but seldom have I been so close to becoming a full-on misanthropist than when I heard the last clip with the oh-so special little snowflake contemplating her uneventful day. There are several clips like this in the film and they really held me back from getting into it and were it not for some genuinely awe-inspiring imagery saving it I would've probably hated it. Ambitious as it is, I fear that it did not succeed in what it set out to do as most clips…
Beautiful and moving. The concept is great, and I found the result to be satisfying, cohesive, and very touching. Really enjoyed this.
This might have been more interesting if they tried to make more of a point, or if they came back to any of their subjects. The one thing that really annoyed me was the sound effects that they put in. There were so many sounds there that simply wouldn't have been captured with simple camera mics. Flies buzzing, slight wind sounds while skydiving, and others that were just too "perfect" to be captured in the moment. It just felt to me if the filmmaker was really trying to portray the truth about this day, the original sounds would have been left. I know that's a minor complaint, but it kept coming back and it really bothered me. Other than that it was enjoyable to be able to peek into so many lives for just a few seconds. I can't say I really learned anything, but I was entertained.
Like all films of this ilk, it is completely reliant on the strength of its editing for it to work. And like most they came before it, it has wondrous peaks and disastrous lows.
Life in a Day thankfully has more peaks than lows, with its natural warmth shining through during most of its run-time, it beats and flows with great energy. The lows mostly came from when the film slows down and tries to go for power, scenes like the man living with his family in a cemetery or the deaths at Loveparade. These scenes, whilst infrequent, are spread during the film and slow the superb momentum built by the other segments.
A Review Haiku
The world is lovely
And baby giraffes are wet
Thanks for this YouTube
This is a really interesting idea that I think unfortunately does not work out into a very interesting movie. I really wanted to like this and every once in a while there was a section that would catch me but it would quickly move into something that I didn't care about.
I wanted to like this movie, I really did. I like the idea behind it. But it moved a little too slowly and the subjects were a little too conscious of the camera. Didn't hook me enough to finish before it expired on Netflix.
A spectacularly funny, deep, insightful, heart-breaking, genuine, and downright real representation of our world. Watch it. . . Now. In case you were wondering, its a documentary filmed by people all over the world, in one day. July 24th, 2010 to be exact. Crazy day.
Superfun and pretty feel-good concept of showing just average people's life over a single day, but by combining 4500 hours of footage from around the world they got to cut out the boring bits.
It is possible to have two entirely different reactions to the same movie watched in two contrasting circumstances. When I first saw the user-generated documentary, Life in a Day, at a Central London press preview in early April, I was struck by what the film lacked, namely a real sense of how politics at local and national levels affected people’s lives. We get the usual first-and third-world divides and a reference to life in Afghanistan – a female judo class that gives a narrator hope – but nothing about the meltdown of the financial markets and very little about unemployment, aside from a guy getting rid of his piano collection and moving in with his folks.
Second time around, at…
we must be fully aware that each life form and being on this planet possess a life as vivid and real as yours.
this movie has got to be one of the best documentaries that was able to capture daily life around the globe in it's rawest form.
all sorts of people, all sorts of life,
all sorts of how to begin and end your day.
Conmovedora y bellisima. Creo que jamas había llorado tanto en una película.
By non-narrative, I don't mean films lacking narration, as a few of these do contain voice-over narrations; I'm looking for…
Every documentary I have seen (or at least can recall seeing) ranked. This list will constantly be updated and rearranged