Movie of the Day – Sneakers

Man, why don’t they make more movies like this?  I almost completely forgot about this gem until I was looking up Robert Redford movies to Netflix and this technological thriller was on prominent display.  I think the thing that is most shocking about this is that the director of Field of Dreams, Phil Alden Robinson, went on to director this movie three years after his baseball film and it was a completely different change of pace from the moody drama’s that he is known for.  With that little bit of film trivia known, does anybody else love watching older films and their depiction of technology during that time?  I really love seeing movies like Hackers and what they think hacking is really like.  Sneakers falls into that category that Hackers does, except that it is way better and even slightly more interesting because of a cavalcade of top notch actors lending their skills to this movie.

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Movie of the Day – Koyaanisqatsi

To tell you the truth I am not certain why  I choose this particular movie/documentary.  The one thing I couldn’t get out of my mind lately has been movie soundtracks, which is a new article I want to compile together, and Phillip Glass is particular was on the tip of my tongue.  I guess this was due more to hearing his music in the Watchmen movie which I watch recently, but I found his piece of music moving and compelling.  It gives you a lot to think about without any lyrics to accompany his music.  You internalize the orchestral pieces of music and it adds weight and impact without ever having to directly tell you to feel this way.  So thinking about his music and the use of it to describe the origins of Dr. Manhattan in the Watchmen, I decided to pick a movie that is the essence of his music (to me anyways).

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