Conquest Of Space

March 23, 2008

Seeing that slogan at first seems silly. Watching the movie seems silly as well. But for 1955, this is a very interesting and good movie.

The simplest plot summary is about a group of five astronauts who were supposed to go to the moon, but are later told they must go Mars. There is a lot more to the movie, and a lot more to it than simply a 1950’s B-movie. I can see a lot of this influencing 2001: A Space Odyssey, actually.

At first, there are small signs of it, one of the astronauts is a little homesick. When they are told of the mission to Mars, and later shown a broadcast from earth of some people’s responses, other similar signs appear. One astronaut clearly misses his mother. Later on in the movie, the captain gets a little skeptical, siting how the Bible has no mention of man going into space.

The message – we do belong on earth. Hence “How Far Is Too Far?”

It’s definitely a message worth pondering, especially nowadays as man uses up some of its final resources (and going green seems to be even more popular…). It’s also a message I thought of, and thought should get out. I now need to own this movie.

I also need to help get this movie re-made, or at least get its message out, again.

As a 50’s B-movie, 3.5/5. As a philosophical message, I said it’s influenced 2001. That’s all I need to say about that.


I’ve heard so many good things about that movie, and now that I finally saw it I see why, and I see why I watch anime. Anime usually takes real people and puts them into extreme situations. It usually puts them in fantastic situations, and in filthy situations. It exaggerates the human existence, and thus gives the viewers power.

It took me some time, but I want to make fantastic movies. Fantastic reality movies. Fantasy realism.

I need to find an inexpensive copy of Brazil, but I won’t.

Best idea I had in a while. Have had better.  But, real life with ambiguous ending.

I guess I’m getting better at this creative thing.


March 16, 2008

I’m finding out what it is.  As I make the site.

This is exciting.

This is Sunday evening.

This is not exciting.


Who Needs Words

March 12, 2008

When there’s sights and sounds.

What I wanted to make:

What I ended up also making:

It was a strange time in my life.

Thank you so much Jens.