Movie class: equilibrium

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Lee Wright 9:00 PM
staple = your main source of nutrition
Staple foods are usually rice and potatoes
or wheat
me 9:01 PM
lamb
rabbit
Lee Wright 9:02 PM
rabbit farm
curve
ROI
return on investment
Equilibrium – it is illegal to be “human”.
23rd century
WW III has happened
me 9:04 PM
post – acolyptical
Lee Wright 9:04 PM
Suppressed emotions to prevent WW IV.
Prozium
frequent injections are required
Grammaton Clerics
the ultimate enforcers
No art, memorabilia is allowed.
Father is the leader of Libria.
prologue
prelude
Preston
He had two partners in the movie
Preston has a son and daughter.
His wife was executed for being a “sense criminal”.
Clerics are martial artists of sorts.
Clerics report to the Vice-Council.
By coincidence,
unfortunate chain of events
Broke his dose capsule and couldn’t get a replacement due to the building being closed for a terrorist attack.
His partner Errol
stole a book and turned out to be a sense criminal.
Preston ended up doing the same thing later when he began “sensing”.
His new partner was a black guy, very ambitious.
surveiled him
monitored him
conducted surveillance on Preston
twists in the plot
Black guy pretended to be sympathetic to Preston and set him up for a trap.
Memorabilia
EC – emotional content
might influence people
at weak moments
Preston began to help the resistance. He rescued a puppy.
His kids were NOT taking their medicine but hid it very well.
The opposition/resistance had planted bombs
at all drug-distribution centers.
The resistance needed Father dead to cause a loss of leadership for at least a day so the drug would wear off and people would begin feeling again.
The movie HERO
femme fatale
Errol’s lover
betrayed father over her…
cremated
incinerator
Vasanth Prabakar 9:20 PM
burn alive.
Lee Wright 9:20 PM
cremated alive
The clerics!
martial arts with guns
Vasanth Prabakar 9:25 PM
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protagonist
Black guy was a disappointment
He was overconfident.
Thought he was much better than he was..
Vasanth Prabakar 9:26 PM
What could be the feeling here?
Lee Wright 9:27 PM
Christian Bales
Emma Stone
?
Emma Watson
Emily
Watson
Feelings
emotions
police had no emotions
just kill, kill
Father had feelings
Why?
ambitious
gloated
Plot flaws
Greed
Desire for power
Desire to control
Vasanth Prabakar 9:32 PM
may be to get the father’s position?
Lee Wright 9:33 PM
Pride, saving face
fairness
Gerard Arbat 9:33 PM
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fear
selfishness
no teamwork
Plot flaws
Father had feelings
Clerics
me 9:35 PM
falalble
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not fault-tolerant
coup
French
coo
Painting real or not at the beginning – Who cares?
me 9:37 PM
paddavan
Lee Wright 9:38 PM
Lie detector
Vasanth Prabakar 9:38 PM
polygraph
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oscillating
kick ass and take names
polygraph
trial evidence
Jörgen Olsson 9:39 PM
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oscillograph
ubiquitous image of fatther
father
Fake floor
trap door
secret storage area
flame thrower
handcuffs
boots
asbestos suits in white
rug
crow bar
wooden floor, floor boards
Spartan room
very little decoration
row of seats
aisle = space between
rearranging his desk
optimizing
blimp or airship
zeppelin
motorcycles
no color
gray world
technology was high, yet no cars, no planes
Jörgen Olsson 9:48 PM
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Lee Wright 9:49 PM
Crosswalk on the street
but minimal traffic
People aren’t using the crosswalks
buildings are bland, not fancy
covered walkway
Clerics in training
Gun katas
kata
Repetition
muscle memory
instinctive
Jörgen Olsson 9:53 PM
based on probabilities
Lee Wright 9:53 PM
relfexive
Jörgen Olsson 9:53 PM
movements based on probabilities
Gerard Arbat 9:53 PM
hemisphere
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cerebellum
‘cerebrum
medulla oblongatea
oblongata**
Concrete
no new alloys
Only government officials have cars..
Going on a raid in the Netherlands..
nether = lower/under
the ghettos
the lawless lands
“Nazi look”
Preston and Errol
He wanted to die with his book in his hand
altar
pews are the wooden bench seats
abandoned area of the city
Vasanth Prabakar 9:57 PM
abandoned church
Lee Wright 9:58 PM
religion gives comfort
safe place
sanctuary
Preston’s wife
being arrested
leather
hot
full-face helmet with sunshield
Propaganda
Vice-Councile
Council
who was actually “Father”
Vasanth Prabakar 10:01 PM
He looked like the boy from The Omen 😀
Lee Wright 10:01 PM
Yeah.
Very minimal furnishings
trunks or lockers
How do they eat?
Contraband!
small figurines
lamps
pictures
Vasanth Prabakar 10:02 PM
That lady’s room
Lee Wright 10:02 PM
teapot?
Vasanth Prabakar 10:02 PM
The lover.
Lee Wright 10:03 PM
wallpaper
FIG yours
Candleholder?
Dead bodyd
barrels
55-gallon drums
Chemicals
Whey?
Bombs
beakers
bunsen burner
graduated beaker
beaker
plastic bottles
red hose
distillate
a still to make moonshine
Cool movie
Emotions are illegal.
Good character development
Paced action
1984, Logan’s Run
Fahrenheit 451
Equilibrium
THX-1138
Dystopias
The Giver

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