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  1. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    26 May '08 12:44
    I have just seen a feature length (musical) documentary film called Heima. It's about the 2006 national tour (including tiny village halls and completely acoustic shows on hillsides!) by homecoming Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Ros - returning from touring the world. It's is a really quite stunning piece of film making. I was very struck by it, as were my young kids, who - at one point - were standing there for 20 minutes or more gazing at pictures of austere mountains, groaning glaciers and ruined cottages - as Sigur Ros's (arguably) unique music swooped, plunged, soared. The whole things was unusually captivating. Has anybody else seen this?
  2. Standard member Ragnorak
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    26 May '08 19:30
    Originally posted by FMF
    I have just seen a feature length (musical) documentary film called Heima. It's about the 2006 national tour (including tiny village halls and completely acoustic shows on hillsides!) by homecoming Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Ros - returning from touring the world. It's is a really quite stunning piece of film making. I was very struck by it, as were my young ...[text shortened]... ped, plunged, soared. The whole things was unusually captivating. Has anybody else seen this?
    Nope, but by the sounds of it, you and your kids would enjoy Baraka immensely.

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  3. Donation bbarr
    Chief Justice
    26 May '08 19:37
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    Nope, but by the sounds of it, you and your kids would enjoy Baraka immensely.

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    Dead Can Dance did that soundtrack, right? I miss that band.
  4. 26 May '08 19:41
    Originally posted by bbarr
    Dead Can Dance did that soundtrack, right? I miss that band.
    I did not know that.
  5. Standard member Ragnorak
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    26 May '08 20:09
    Originally posted by bbarr
    Dead Can Dance did that soundtrack, right? I miss that band.
    Seems you're right.
    http://uk.youtube.com/results?search_query=baraka+dead+can+dance&search_type=

    Superb imagery and music.

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  6. 27 May '08 14:03
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    Seems you're right.
    http://uk.youtube.com/results?search_query=baraka+dead+can+dance&search_type=

    Superb imagery and music.

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    Oooh, the whole film is on youtube! http://youtube.com/watch?v=dtiqrzmuWbw
    Great, I have been wanting to watch it for a long time.
  7. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    27 May '08 14:08 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Nordlys
    Oooh, the whole film is on youtube! http://youtube.com/watch?v=dtiqrzmuWbw
    Great, I have been wanting to watch it for a long time.
    You're going to watch a very visual movie...on youtube?

    Edit - Not to mention audio quality...
  8. 27 May '08 14:38
    Originally posted by Palynka
    You're going to watch a very visual movie...on youtube?

    Edit - Not to mention audio quality...
    I have to agree. Baraka is not meant to be watched on youtube. Go see it in a theatre.
  9. Standard member Ragnorak
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    27 May '08 14:48
    Originally posted by Nordlys
    Oooh, the whole film is on youtube! http://youtube.com/watch?v=dtiqrzmuWbw
    Great, I have been wanting to watch it for a long time.
    Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum are right. You need to watch it on a decent set-up. NOT youtube.

    You can buy it for peanuts on Amazon.

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  10. 27 May '08 15:39
    Originally posted by darvlay
    I have to agree. Baraka is not meant to be watched on youtube. Go see it in a theatre.
    Fat chance that they are going to show it here... Youtube is good to decide whether it's worth buying. Of course watching it on the computer still won't be great, but it can't be helped.