Children of Men

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#226 Post by LeeB.Sims » Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:28 am

colinr0380 wrote:I suppose little did Jasper know that Theo would be the chink in his hideaway's armour.
I kind of thought that based on what we know of Jasper's character, he would have loved to go out the way he did. He was an infamous political cartoonist, former activist, radical idealist, and a revolutionist sympathizer. He has been hiding out in the woods smoking pot and cracking jokes while taking care of his invalid wife and living a peaceful, yet probably rather unrewarding life. Then, out of nowhere, Theo, who has also turned his back on his former political quests with the debilitating death of his son, brings the revolution right back through Jasper's front door. I would dare suggest that Jasper's eyes light up just a little at the idea that he has once again become an important factor in the fight for positive reform in the world. He's a consummate rebel that had been pacified and lulled into a sense of comfort, but all the while the human race was slowly dying around him and he had lost the will to fight… until this pregnant woman walks through his door. This is the death for the cause he had always dreamed he was destined for…

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#227 Post by colinr0380 » Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:43 am

True, and it probably beats the suicide plan he was considering, letting him die a hero. It is interesting though to wonder whether he let Theo into his life hoping that one day that kind of situation would occur or whether it caught him unawares and allowed him to capitalise on it to have a final heroic moment.

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#228 Post by Antoine Doinel » Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:11 am

The novel is now being adapted into a TV series.

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Re: Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón, 2006)

#229 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:26 pm

Just watched this again tonight. Jasper's monologue about faith and chance has been swirling around in my brain since seeing it again, for the first time in awhile. I'm no good at waxing philosophic about things like that here, but I must say it's put my own life in perspective, where things have come my way and I either let them slide or hung onto it. I could appear to be talking out my ass on this one, but I felt it was worth sharing here.

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Re: Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón, 2006)

#230 Post by NilbogSavant » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:30 pm

I wonder if Cuaron had seen Possession.

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Children of Men

#231 Post by domino harvey » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:39 am

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SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
• Original 5.1 DTS-HD master audio
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• New audio commentary by author and critic Bryan Reesman
• There is No Future, a new video appreciation by film historian Philip Kemp
• Fertility & Progeny, a new video essay by author and critic Kat Ellinger
• The Possibility of Hope, an archival documentary featuring interviews with activist Naomi Klein, philosopher Slavoj Žižek and others, exploring the film’s resonance with contemporary current affairs
• Comments by Slavoj Žižek, an archival featurette on the film’s themes
• Creating the Baby, an archival featurette on the film’s visual effects
• Futuristic Design, an archival featurette on the film’s sets
• Theo & Julian, an archival featurette on Clive Owen, Julianne Moore and their characters
• Under Attack, an archival featurette on the film’s ground-breaking camerawork
• Deleted scenes
• Image gallery
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Corey Brickley

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Mark Cunliffe and Amy Simmons

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Re: Children of Men

#232 Post by Ribs » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:41 am

This is a pretty big-deal release for Arrow, and to be honest I’m surprised they didn’t put it as a Video title because it could pretty cozily fit in.

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#233 Post by domino harvey » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:42 am

The best part is that Zizek is all over the extras

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#234 Post by knives » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:45 am

domino harvey wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:42 am
The best part is that Zizek is all over the extras
Gross.

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#235 Post by Morbii » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:49 am

I held off on buying the studio Blu-ray in hopes Criterion would get this. Is this UK only?

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#236 Post by Ribs » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:52 am

We’ll find out in 20 minutes, but I think it’s fairly likely Arrow picked up both this and Gosford from Uni for US/UK.

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#237 Post by Morbii » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:54 am

That'd be fine by me. I was hoping for a Criterion, but Arrow will do just as good (or better) of a job.

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Re: Children of Men

#238 Post by Ribs » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:02 am

Nope, it’s UK only

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Re: Children of Men

#239 Post by tenia » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:04 am

domino harvey wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:42 am
The best part is that Zizek is all over the extras
It's actually just the older extras already on the Universal disc. He did an audio commentary and participated in a philosphical 30 min featurette for this release, and both are ported to the Arrow release. He doesn't appear more than this here.

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#240 Post by domino harvey » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:06 am

Oh cool, I guess I never bothered to look at the extras on the old disc

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#241 Post by tenia » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:23 am

If you're interested in that, the 3 technical ones are quite good. I also recall one (or maybe it's part of these 3 ?) about how part of the movie's scientific background actually already is visible IRL (especially the loss of fecondity at a worldwide level).

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#242 Post by colinr0380 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:53 am

That reminds me that Cornel Wilde's No Blade of Grass would make for a good Blu-ray rescue at some point.

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#243 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:13 pm

I’m very excited for this. This sits nicely somewhere in my top 20 in this century. I thought Criterion had a chance to release this and still may. If the pq is on point I’ll pick up the Arrow.

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#244 Post by dda1996a » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:32 am

This might be one of Arrow's best surprises in a, while. What an amazing film this is.
It always amuses me how Lubezki didn't win either for this or Tree of Life...

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#245 Post by Big Ben » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:07 pm

knives wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:45 am
domino harvey wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:42 am
The best part is that Zizek is all over the extras
Gross.
Half of the interview will consist of snorting I'm told.

Anyway I recall seeing this in High School and sort of being okay with it. At the time I don't really think I appreciated craft though. Time for a rewatch. Perhaps age and wisdom will do me better this time.

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#246 Post by swo17 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:14 pm

The problem is the craft has aged well but the dialogue hasn't

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#247 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:50 pm

How is “pull my finger” not classic, award-worthy dialogue?

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#248 Post by swo17 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:19 pm


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Re: Children of Men

#249 Post by knives » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:28 pm

That's nothing new and as far as I understand a case of people in industrialized nations opting out of having multiple children or children at all rather than some biological problem.

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#250 Post by Big Ben » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:33 pm

knives wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:28 pm
That's nothing new and as far as I understand a case of people in industrialized nations opting out of having multiple children or children at all rather than some biological problem.
Correct. Millenials are not having children for a variety of reasons now. A know more than a few people who wouldn't care one bit if they became infertile and I type that entirely with a straight face. It's just not a thing anymore.

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