Wednesday 18 June 2008

I watched Baraka for the second time last night. Well, I didn't realise it was the second time until things started occurring to me again and I realised that this was again one of those times that I had forgotten I'd seen something because I'd been stoned the first time.

Sheesh, what a bloody waste of time, huh?

Smoking dope, I mean, not the movie. The movie is just wonderful, so very poetic in the way he juxtaposed certain scenes. I just can't get the chickens out of my head :(

I also can't get it out of my head that I was bawling like a baby watching those chickens, but not as hard watching kids crawl around on rubbish dumps. There's something really rooly wrong there.

It's just that chickens are innocent. And people aren't.


  1. Darren Lambert19 June 2008 at 01:43

    It's a wonderful film, I've seen it dozens of time. I love the timelapse sequences the most I think.

    I have just come back from a trip to south east Asia and had the chance to visit many of the sites in the film.

    See this Baraka web site.

  2. Hey Darren. Yes, the timelapse sequences were amazing. I also loved those Buddhist monks doing their chanting dance/ritual, when there were two groups of them and one group spoke while the other swayed backwards like rushes in the breeze. I have no idea what they were saying, but it was really cool.

    Thanks for the link to the site.

  3. oh the chickens!!!

    the use of music with the various scenes along with the juxtaposition you mentioned, Baraka is the best chill out video


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