‘Baraka’ time

Posted by · 12:16 am · April 22nd, 2009

The occasion of Disneynature’s “Earth” release today should be met with screenings of Rob Fricke’s “Baraka” across the globe, for those uneducated and educated on the film alike.  Go out, buy/rent a Blu-ray, find the best 46″-plus screen you can and bask in its warm rays.  I think this exercise preferable to re-watching, say, Luc Jacquet’s “March of the Penguins” or even the BBC’s landmark “Planet Earth” documentary, to which “Earth” has been compared in recent weeks.  Of course, “Baraka” takes a different route than those largely Mother Nature-centered projects, but I think it does the best job of depicting a humanity in tune with its environment, and at this stage in the game, I think that’s the most applicable course of study.

Here are the first nine minutes or so, just to whet the appetite.  I saw this thing projected on 70mm once.  Gorgeous.




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  • 1 4-22-2009 at 3:21 am

    Hugh said...

    “the BBC’s landmark “Planet Earth” documentary, to which “Earth” has been compared”

    Earth is a condensed feature-length version of the BBC TV series Planet Earth, AFAIK.

  • 2 4-22-2009 at 9:28 am

    #42 THE Diego Ortiz said...

    BARAKA WINS… DOUBLE FLAWLESS… FATALITY.

  • 3 4-22-2009 at 10:10 am

    JAB said...

    I was just about to say what hugh said.

  • 4 4-22-2009 at 10:55 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    I’m aware, guys. Guess “compare” wasn’t the right word.

    Diego: Man after my own heart.

  • 5 4-22-2009 at 11:20 am

    actionman said...

    I too had a chance to see Baraka in 70mm. An unforgettable experience. Do you think Tarsem is a fan of the movie? :)

  • 6 4-22-2009 at 2:37 pm

    Speaking English said...

    ***Go out, buy/rent a Blu-ray, find the best 46″-plus screen you can***

    Yeah, assuming our set isn’t ¼ that size. *sigh*

  • 7 4-23-2009 at 5:16 am

    Glenn said...

    “Baraka” is so very very amazing. I prefer it to the “qatsi” series, which got more attention. Just utterly beautiful to watch.