The story of the September 11 attacks, told in real time via original on-the-scene video from New York. No narration.
More than twelve years after 9/11, it is still hard to believe that this was actually the work of less than 30 individuals, many of them half a world away. I remember that being one of the first thoughts I had back then. The idea is so simple - who hasn't thought of something like that at least one time…
*** Part of Lise's "Hal’s Birthday – watch 2001 on Sat Jan 12 2013" project ***
Started watching around 22:00 CET. Consumed a moderate amount of a technically illegal but generally accepted recreational drug. Been several years since my last viewing, I was looking forward to it.
First thought during Dawn of Man sequence: "The history of Man is grand."
What if the monolith wasn't supposed to do anything, except being there? I mean, the mere existence of something…
Never before in my life has a film left me this upset. Gaspar Noé's Irreversible leads you down a dark alley of pain and perversion, and each one of its short episodes adds more nightmarish detail to the fistful of tragedies unfolding in front of your eyes.
The reverse storytelling does not in the least soften the impact of events - if anything, it adds to the feeling of being a paralyzed witness to a tragedy that has already taken place.
My heart broke many times.