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I Can't Remember What I Did That Day
November 1, 2011 10:30 AM   Subscribe

Life in a Day, Youtube's first feature length film, is now available in its entirety. Director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland) and producer Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator) team up to offer this candid snapshot of a single day on planet Earth. Previously (SLYT)
posted by Xurando (12 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite

 
Any word on whether flapjax's toenails made it in there?
posted by mannequito at 10:52 AM on November 1, 2011


Oddly enough, I actually can remember what I did that day - I was in a park with a group of people I didn't really know, and everyone but me was high on mushrooms. Then one girl had a paranoia freak out and decided I was the only one she could trust, since I was sober. Only problem was she couldn't speak English, and I can't speak Latvian. Now I wish someone was filming all that.
posted by mannequito at 10:58 AM on November 1, 2011 [4 favorites]


FLYT
posted by davejay at 11:01 AM on November 1, 2011


I saw it in the cinema, and I thought it was really good. There are genuinely shocking bits (the abattoir for example), which I think shows they made the film they wanted to make, not some sanitised corporate video
posted by DanCall at 11:21 AM on November 1, 2011


Oh, this is finally available! That's cool. I had been lamenting since its premiere that despite it being crowdsourced on the internet, it wasn't actually available for online viewing.

I'll be watching it this afternoon. Thanks for posting!
posted by hippybear at 1:05 PM on November 1, 2011


On November 12, UK mefites will have a chance to contribute to a UK-only version produced by Ridley Scott in collaboration with the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00kqz5p.
posted by blogenstock at 4:04 PM on November 1, 2011


The film's unique release on YouTube is, actually, more interesting than the content. Two big name director/producers making something that is freely available. Does YouTube want to bankroll productions and become a production/distribution company as well. Very interestink....
posted by zardoz at 5:19 PM on November 1, 2011


00:08:57 ... good morning! :-)
posted by tss at 6:30 PM on November 1, 2011


I really enjoyed this.. it's like a non dystopian Koyaanisqatsi
posted by DigDoug at 7:19 PM on November 1, 2011


The film's unique release on YouTube is, actually, more interesting than the content.

Have you actually watched the film? Because the content is outstanding.
posted by roger ackroyd at 9:57 PM on November 1, 2011


This is really amazing stuff. It's... human. Essence of humanness. It's not everything people can be, but it's a sampling of who people are. I think I found my 'what is humanism' response right here.

Apparently most of this was people sending things in, but they also sent out a ton of cameras to developing nations specifically so their views wouldn't be left out.

It's happy, it's sad, it's beautiful, but most of all it's... *intimate*. People expose little bits of their lives on here, showing who they are and what they do on one particular day.
posted by CrystalDave at 12:54 PM on November 3, 2011


CrystalDave - Apparently most of this was people sending things in, but they also sent out a ton of cameras to developing nations specifically so their views wouldn't be left out.

I was pleasantly surprised that such a large part of it was from developing nations but I wasn't sure how that happened.
posted by Defenestrator at 3:32 AM on November 29, 2011


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