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We Were Wanderers On A Prehistoric Earth
January 18, 2012 6:02 PM   Subscribe

We Were Wanderers On A Prehistoric Earth (3m14s, fullscreen)
posted by stbalbach (7 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
MML:

"We Were Wanderers is our ode to the incredible flora and fauna of Malaysia.

We would like to thank the amazing people of Malaysia for their hospitality and in particular a big thank you to Anne, Dava, Kumar and Rooslee (AKA Bruce Lee) for their invaluable assistance.

Thanks for watching!

Director/Producer/Editor - James W. Griffiths
Director of Photography - Christopher Moon
Sound Design and Mix - Mauricio d'Orey
Music - Lennert Busch
Narrator - Terry Burns

The narration has been adapted from excerpts from Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad published 1899"
posted by gilrain at 6:25 PM on January 18, 2012


I enjoyed the video, but the phrase "prehistoric" bugs me.
I enjoy urban exploration. A few years ago, I was exploring the old Masonic temple in Providence. It's since been replaced with a restaurant called "The Temple" with valet parking. By the time I had made it to the temple, it had been combed over a thousand times, but somehow- and I really have no idea how- someone had missed a false radiator. It slid out easily. I found some books back there that made the Sumerians look like newborns. For me, the phrase "prehistoric" encompasses a much, much smaller amount of time than is most often assumed.
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 at 6:29 PM on January 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


someone had missed a false radiator. It slid out easily. I found some books back there

Woah! For real? Did you get to keep them?
posted by ian1977 at 7:41 PM on January 18, 2012


Very beautifully curated footage (if nearly antiseptic).

I think of Marlow's prehistoric pondering inextricable from its colonial baggage. Does the appropriation here strike anyone else as a little tone deaf?
posted by dougmoon at 7:50 PM on January 18, 2012


Hard to believe it's the same man doing the narration. Versatile chappie.
posted by unliteral at 8:42 PM on January 18, 2012


> Woah! For real? Did you get to keep them?

Weird lovecraft reference, I am guessing.
posted by mrzarquon at 10:05 PM on January 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Weird lovecraft reference, I am guessing.

Yeah that is what I guessed initially but at the very least Uppity Pigeon referenced a very real restaurant. I don't care, I choose to believe. :P
posted by ian1977 at 5:22 AM on January 19, 2012


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