Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Big Blue: Home, Europa, Plato's Atlantis and Our Avatar

BLUE - a colour that always tells a story. My fascination has a declaration now... A connection of visual epic moments which made me believe that Atlantis still exists in our DNA. We have only to understand the message. We are searching for our AVATAR.

1. HOME, THE BIG BLUE on THE BLUE MOON In 200,000 years on Earth, humanity has upset the balance of the planet, established by nearly four billion years of evolution. The price to pay is high, but it's too late to be a pessimist: humanity has barely ten years to reverse the trend, become aware of the full extent of its spoliation of the Earth's riches and change its patterns of consumption.

HOME is a environmental documentary about Earth produced by Luc Besson and directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, an acclaimed aerial photographer. Glenn Close does the English narration and everything is sublime.

It was launched on You Tube in the same day with its theatrical release.
YouTube, in a post on the company blog, said the event "marks the first time a global audience can watch a movie online, in movie theaters, on TV stations, and on outdoor screens around the world at the exact same time." You can watch the full movie on you tube. HOME
I loved LUC BESSON from his first movie , THE BIG BLUE. He spent his childhood following his parents around the world. They were scuba diving instructors. His early life was entirely aquatic.
Following a serious diving accident at age 17, Paris-born Luc Besson left behind his childhood ambition of becoming a marine biologist to try his hand at filmmaking.

The Big Blue, my favorite movie, (French: Le Grand Bleu), released in 1988, is the first English-language film made by Luc Besson. The film stars Jean-Marc Barr, Rosanna Arquette, Jean Reno and depicts a fictionalized account of the sporting rivalry between two famed free divers. It is inspired by Jacques Mayol's life, the DOLPHIN MAN.

The movie was dedicated to his daughter Juliette Besson who required surgery, having become ill whilst he was working on the film.

Luc Besson's production company is called EUROPA Corp. Logically the name comes from Jupiter's Moon, Europa.

A scientist at Kennedy Space Center claims NASA has discovered evidence for dolphin-like creatures living under the ice on the BLUE MOON Europa. A metaphysical theory states that life on European is connected to the dolphins on planet Earth, communication via telepathic tones.

First described by Plato, Atlantis and its catastrophic downfall is one of popular science's most enduring controversies - the original location of the vanished civilisation is still hotly debated.
Quite why a story written 2,500 years ago by the Greek philosopher Plato continues to capture the public imagination is a mystery in itself - a mystery fed by countless books, films, articles, web pages, and now a fashion show. It has spawned a rich populist sub-culture (much of it internet-based) which pits the passions and imaginations of committed 'Atlanteans' against the orthodox analysis of the scientific mainstream.

PARIS, October 6, 2009
McQueen's collection, Plato's Atlantis, was live-streamed on Nick Knight's SHOWstudio.com, intercut with the photographer's premade video footage.

According to Style.com, this latest collection entitled “Plato’s Atlantis” was created to cast an apocalyptic forecast of the future ecological meltdown of the world. With humankind made up of creatures that evolved from the sea, McQueen used fashion to demonstrate how man may be heading back to an underwater future as the ice cap dissolves.

In a section in which it looked as if McQueen was envisaging a biological hybridization of women with sea mammals, there were trousers whose bulbous flanks mimicked the skin of sharks or dolphins.


James Cameron's long-awaited, much-touted 3D motion-capture technique is a step towards the future. What we see on screen during Avatar is nearly impossible to explain with words.
Avatar is Cameron's latest magnum opus is probably one of the most anticipated movies since Titanic and now it seems that the visionary director has indeed created a film that'll revolutionise the world of cinema.

In a distant future, humanity discovers the planet 'Alpha Centauri B-4', and for those scientists and astronauts who've traversed the gulf between neighboring suns and arrived on its alien soil know it as 'Pandora'. A world filled with an incredible diversity of beautiful and deadly ammonia-breathing lifeforms. Its also a world that harbors treasures and resources almost beyond price. But just as the original Pandora's Box wrought devastation on those who would use it for their own gain, so too this world may destroy not just the Pandorans home, but ours as well.
Avatar is the story of a wounded ex-marine, thrust unwillingly into an effort to settle and exploit an exotic planet rich in bio-diversity, who eventually crosses over to lead the indigenous race in a battle for survival.

Cameron's blue creatures, a genetically engineered hybrid manufactured by blending human DNA with that of the native Na’vi, McQueen's hybridization of women with dophins and sharks, Besson's dolphin man are all together fruits of our imagination. They feed our hungry memory.

Directors are the chosen ones. They can see what we need to see, helping us to remember who we are.

Remember HOME. One day, from a distant Blue Moon, we have to tell a story.


namaki said...

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