RE: [carfree_cities] No one rides inside
- I haven't seen this movie, since it will only have the premiere next 23rd,
but I will surely see it once released here.
However, it made me think of another animated movie I saw on Friday: "Over
the hedge". There's a wonderful scene where the raccoon is "presenting" the
suburbs to other animals. They stand in front of a car, and the dialogue is
something like this:
- This is an SUV.
- And why do they use it?
- Because humans are progressively losing their ability to walk
- And how much people can travel inside?
- Normally, only one.
(Of course, this is how I reconstruct the dialogue, it may be somewhat
I loved that. It was so short but precise. Of course, the quid of the whole
movie is more general (it shows typical suburban lifestyle from the point of
view of animals: humans eat all day just because they live to eat, they are
couch potatoes, they use cars, etc).
Back to "Cars", I really want to take a close look at the movie, since it is
always in those examples where we can find the weaknesses of car drivers:
what they like, what they don't like, and how their illusions of freedom,
liberty and speed are just that: illusions. From the trailers of the movie,
it's funny that a movie about cars MUST be "filmed" mostly in a desert. If
it were in a city, it would be a big bore. But...has anyone read "Autopista
del Sur" by Julio Cortazar? Highly recommended...
Carlos F. Pardo
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En nombre de Todd Edelman
Enviado el: Sábado, 10 de Junio de 2006 01:27 p.m.
Asunto: [carfree_cities] No one rides inside
(Notice the Cadillacs in this image?)
I dont know what to think about this - this new movie named "Cars"...
Cars are people in the new Pixar animation "Cars." They talk. They have
feelings, ambitions, senses, affections and passions. There are old ones
and young ones, pretty ones and homely ones, humble ones and wealthy ones.
In the stands during an auto race, the spectators are also cars. The movie
depicts a world without humans, one in which automobiles have interiors
but for no discernible reason, except maybe as some evolutionary holdover.
No one rides inside.
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