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The soundtrack!  Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

Opening title song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozitqabi6UM  Technologic by Daft Punk

Why?  This song briefly paints a picture of how humans have become regulated.  How technological everything is is this future dystopia.

In the scene where they are touring the embryo part of the hatcheries:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOvgR_mWGco  Bring Me to Life by Evanescence

Why? All of these embryos are lives.  Canned, frozen, jarred, with the lid screwed on tight.  Some are purposely disabled.  Some are mentally boosted.  Bringing them to life…  Also, this doubles as society crying out.

When they are seeing the conditioning of the baby Deltas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjX2KYuAJcA  Life Is Beautiful by Sixx A.M.

Why?  A pretty beginning and theme “Life is beautiful!” But underneath, it’s talking about how corrupt this is.  Same principle applying here?  I think so.

When they are walking through the place outside when the children play: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyhrYis509A  Barbie Girl by Aqua

Why?  It’s modernizing and sexualizing youth.  Toddlers singing/hearing this?  Creepy!  The song applies.  “I’m a barbie girl, in my barbie world.  You can brush my hair, undress me everywhere.”

When Fanny is telling Lenina she should be more promiscuous:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzumsXtyCW4  Good Time by Owl City

Why?  “We must make the effort [not to be faithful].” As Fanny says, and as the song goes,  “It’s always a good time!”  So the song should be an accurate representation of what Lenina should be doing, rather than being faithful.

 

 

Be creepy.

Stay strong.

;)~Mouse

 

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NaBloPoMo: Day 14

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I made my poster! Everything’s due tomorrow…  But yeah! :D Check it out!

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Brave New World – Aldous Huxley;)~Mouse

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NaBloPoMo: Day 12

Ah, procrastionation, where would I be without thee?—  Probably done…

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Five weeks ago, I started a six week project.  I did nothing.  Now I’m here.  Still with nothing.

It’s due on Friday of this week.

Book to Movie!  (I have to do everything except film it)

Yes.  I know.

It’s impossible.

Sigh.  Here is my plan, in 7 brief steps.

1. Pick 5 scenes from the book.  (Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World)

2. Pick 5 songs that match those scenes and briefly tell why I picked each of them.

3. Pick actors/actresses to play 3 or more characters.

4.  Make a poster or a trailer.

5. Present it by youtube video.

6.Get high marks for it.

7. Be done with it all already!

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I’ll keep you posted.  If I don’t die of boredom and stress along the way.

~Mouse

:D PicturePosts!

Post Impressonism

Post Impressionism was the period just after the impressionist era.  In paintings, colours were still bright, but the shapes were more focused and sometimes even outlined.

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This painting is called Still Life With Skull. It was painted by Paul Cézanne. Cézanne took five years to paint it (1895 – 1900).  Paul bridged the gap between impressionism and post impressionism.  In the mid-1860’s, he met Camille Pissarro. Pissarro was a renowned impressionist painter. They became friends.  Many years later, a cold October in 1906, Paul Cezanne was working in the field. Suddenly, rain started to pour.  He worked for two more hours before deciding to go home. On the way, he collapsed. He was taken home by a passing driver.  Four days later, on the 22 of October 1906, he died of pneumonia.

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This painting is called Irises. It was painted by Vincent Van Gogh in 1889.  Near the end of Vincent Van Gogh’s life, he went crazy. It started with emotionaly unstable fits, then escalated when in one of his fits, on December 23, 1888 he pursued and threatened his friend Gauguin with a knife.  Later that day, back at his house, Vincent cut off a piece of his ear.  Afterward, Gauguin left swiftly for Paris. Out of fear for damage he could cause to himself and others, Van Gogh self-admitted himself to Saint-Paul asylum.

Post Impressionism has many stories behind the paintings.

~ Mousepaw