Tuesday, December 22, 2009

2081: “Everyone has been *made* to be equal.'”

The year is 2081, and everyone is equal. 

Everyone has been made to be equal.

Everyone has been made to be ordinary.

Turns out when the extraordinary have been outlawed, only the outlaws will be extraordinary.

Such is the theme of a new film, 2081, based on Kurt Vonnegut’s story ‘Harrison Bergeron.’

It looks good.  It looks very good.

 

[Hat tip RW]

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4 Comments:

Blogger Mark Hubbard said...

Interesting. When I click through on your link, though, the promotional material says out on DVD January 25th.

Why did this never go to the theatres? Or are they releasing DVD at same time as theatre opening?

12/22/2009 09:30:00 am  
Blogger HerrSchnapps said...

It's a short film, running at only 25 minutes.

12/22/2009 10:43:00 am  
Blogger Callum said...

Mark: I don't think this will ever come out in cinemas (in NZ, at least).

According to Wikipedia, it aired at the Seattle Film Festival in May, and at some other film festivals elsewhere. However, it doesn't say anything about being in cinemas.

12/22/2009 12:18:00 pm  
Blogger Mark Hubbard said...

Agree Callum. And I think HerShnapps has put his finger on it: only a short movie.

12/22/2009 12:51:00 pm  

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