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Babeldom Babeldom

Paul Bush Paul Bush
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In ancient times they talked of a city in which you could meet youself at birth and on your deathbed. If a city ever existed in which the past and the future were united with the present, it would exist now, and forever...

Babledom is featured as one of Peter Bradshaw's top ten films of cities of the future: http://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2014/jan/29/future-cities-in-film

'It's a complex architectural vision equal parts awesome and terrifying...A beguiling, shapeshifting travelogue.' - Isabel Stevens, Sight & Sound

'Babeldom recalls Chris Marker's La Jetee, Fritz Lang's Metropolis and Dziga Vertov's Man with a Movie Camera.' - Chris Fennell, CineVue

'This extraordinary documentary is a kind of poetic treatise on the city. Bush has created an elegy about the life of a metropolis since its almost mythical beginnings.' - Martina Olszowska, Kino Magazine

'Bush's film, shot within and without audaciously contemporary buildings in major cities throughout the world, is very beautiful. It is also very strange... as pedestrians and cars progress like ghostly specks through the dreamscapes of preposterous architects.' - Derek Malcolm, Evening Standard 'Some striking, others dizzyingly vertiginous, these images construct, by the use of montage/collage, the vision of a megapolis of the future which is unveiled by a melancholic voiceover dialogue between an urban explorer and an archeologist.' - Marco de Blois, 24 Images 'Bush beautifully examines the concept of nostalgia and memory on a molecular level. If we simply slow down enough to see where we are today, then we've nothing to fear in what lies ahead.' - Matt Thrift - Little White Lies 'Here is a film addressing the subtleties of the mind as well as the problems of the world.' - Tony McKibben, The List 'Bush lets the camera gaze accentuate the sublimity of the various edifices. It's disorientating, and proves subtly arresting... It will be dismissed by some and relished by others. But for sure, you won't see anything else like it.' - Tom Yates, The Upcoming

In ancient times they talked of a city in which you could meet youself at birth and on your deathbed. If a city ever existed in which the past and the future were united with the present, it would exist now, and forever...

Babledom is featured as one of Peter Bradshaw's top ten films of cities of the future: http://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2014/jan/29/future-cities-in-film

'It's a complex architectural vision equal parts awesome and terrifying...A beguiling, shapeshifting travelogue.' - Isabel Stevens, Sight & Sound

'Babeldom recalls Chris Marker's La Jetee, Fritz Lang's Metropolis and Dziga Vertov's Man with a Movie Camera.' - Chris Fennell, CineVue

'This extraordinary documentary is a kind of poetic treatise on the city. Bush has created an elegy about the life of a metropolis since its almost mythical beginnings.' - Martina Olszowska, Kino Magazine

'Bush's film, shot within and without audaciously contemporary buildings in major cities throughout the world, is very beautiful. It is also very strange... as pedestrians and cars progress like ghostly specks through the dreamscapes of preposterous architects.' - Derek Malcolm, Evening Standard 'Some striking, others dizzyingly vertiginous, these images construct, by the use of montage/collage, the vision of a megapolis of the future which is unveiled by a melancholic voiceover dialogue between an urban explorer and an archeologist.' - Marco de Blois, 24 Images 'Bush beautifully examines the concept of nostalgia and memory on a molecular level. If we simply slow down enough to see where we are today, then we've nothing to fear in what lies ahead.' - Matt Thrift - Little White Lies 'Here is a film addressing the subtleties of the mind as well as the problems of the world.' - Tony McKibben, The List 'Bush lets the camera gaze accentuate the sublimity of the various edifices. It's disorientating, and proves subtly arresting... It will be dismissed by some and relished by others. But for sure, you won't see anything else like it.' - Tom Yates, The Upcoming

Extras

Booklet with essays by Paul Bush and Lutz Becker. Bonus material: The Rumour of True Things, 1996, 26 min

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SKU 2100000031443
Year 2012 (DVD 2014)
Director Bush, Paul
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Paul Bush
Countries UK
Colour Colour
Language(s) English
Running time 106 min
DVD region 0, PAL
Certificate N/a

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