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Monday, July 21, 2008

Went to see Wall-E yesterday...
Great film !

A lot of geography in there, and also comment on a dystopian future where humanity has abandoned the planet, and now lives in space on a vessel called the Axiom. Loads of wonderful scenes and imagery, and good homages to other films.

Plenty on the power of multinationals: particularly the BUY 'N' LARGE corporation which provides the environment for humanity's refuge, while Wall-E's clean up the planet. The film also ends with a brilliant Peter Gabriel track, which I currently have playing on repeat... Superb bass, and loping gait, and excellent lyrics. Can't wait for the Big Blue Ball...
Logo of Buy N Large
Superb design !

If you go to the BUY N LARGE site, you are taken to the WALL-E site, but before the film opened, there was a detailed site.

Will try to develop some more ideas soon related to the movie.
This post is TAGGED SAGT08Media by the way.
Any posts tagged in this way refer to my October 2008 presentation at the SAGT Conference.

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At 4:47 PM, Blogger Mr Rogers said...

Agree an excellent film. Am working on some ideas myself around the film for use in a sustainability unit next year.

Will fling what I can your way.

At 5:00 PM, Blogger GeoBlogs said...

Cheers David.
Sustainability is one obvious concept covered in the movie...

Wonder how many others people could spot...


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