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Life in A Day

(DVD - 2011 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Were you one of the more than 80,000 people around the globe who were uploading their personal video of what happened in their lives on July 24th, 2010? Directed by Kevin MacDonald and produced by Ridley Scott, these two filmmakers sifted through over 4,500 hours of footage to create one incredible motion picture event. Created entirely from footage uploaded by YouTube users, 'Life in a Day' is a film first: exhilarating, moving and very, very funny-it is the story of our world.
Title: Life in a day
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Published: [United States : National Geographic, 2011]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (95 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Release date: Nov. 8, 2011.
Summary: Were you one of the more than 80,000 people around the globe who were uploading their personal video of what happened in their lives on July 24th, 2010? Directed by Kevin MacDonald and produced by Ridley Scott, these two filmmakers sifted through over 4,500 hours of footage to create one incredible motion picture event. Created entirely from footage uploaded by YouTube users, 'Life in a Day' is a film first: exhilarating, moving and very, very funny-it is the story of our world.
Audience: Rating PG-13.
Local Note: 1
Branch Call Number: DVD 920 LIF
Statement of Responsibility: directed by Kevin Macdonald ; produced by Liza Marshall
Credits: Director, Kevin MacDonald; producer, Ridley Scott.
System Details: DVD; widescreen.
Subject Headings: Biography Video recordings.
Genre/Form: Nonfiction films.
Documentary films.
Topical Term: TrueFalse Film Fest film.
Biography
Publisher No: 670792
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Too many people featured, should've focused on less people but elaborated on their stories. Also, there are some disturbing parts, i.e. the extremists who express their views on religion and homosexuality.

Dec 29, 2012
  • modestgoddess rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

We enjoyed this but were disappointed not to know where some of the longer segments were filmed - apart from comments by people ("here I am in Chicago" "I've made it to Kathmandu" etc), there was no knowing where in the world you were looking at. Many delightful segments, some touching, some funny. None of us (two female, one male) could stomach the slaughterhouse scene, which is interwoven with all the "work" scenes (starts with women, likely somewhere in Africa, grinding a crop with big sticks and singing in counterpoint to each other) - if you have delicate sensibilities, you might want to ffwd as we did! (same with the goat slaughtering scene which comes later) Nicely done but I agree with howardpoole, below - more could have been done with it. Still, overall it was very pleasing and neat to watch, and made us wonder what we'd all been doing on July 24, 2010....

Interesting concept, but I found it lacked in substance ( especially considering the number of videos hours which were recorded for this film- but not used)

Jan 09, 2012
  • jacqm rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a very interesting film. Pay attention to the Bonus features to learn more about how the film was actually made...this adds to the value of the film. Well worth seeing.

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Dec 29, 2012
  • modestgoddess rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

modestgoddess thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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