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August 18, 2010 2:50 AM   Subscribe

The Majestic Plastic Bag A 'wildlife documentary' about the plastic bag, narrated by Jeremy Irons. Or if Werner Herzog is more your kind of narrator, his take has previously been featured on the blue.
posted by Megami (11 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Good, and of course a good message, but not funny like the lyre bird.
posted by pracowity at 3:31 AM on August 18, 2010 [4 favorites]

I just wish the metadata played along with the gag a little better. I mean, I know they're trying to deliver a message, but it's spoiling my setup when I share it with people. [deadpan /]
posted by lodurr at 5:12 AM on August 18, 2010

You wanna see the most beautiful thing I've ever filmed?
posted by Rarebit Fiend at 8:06 AM on August 18, 2010 [1 favorite]

I'll watch four minutes of almost anything Jeremy Irons narrates, but the script here uses him to particularly good effect. "Home to dozens of species," he intones seriously.
posted by immlass at 8:56 AM on August 18, 2010 [2 favorites]

That was awesome. Except now I feel empathy for plastic bags and want to set them all free so they can get to the ocean!!
posted by The otter lady at 9:18 AM on August 18, 2010

Speaking of, whatever happened to Wes Bentley?
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:29 AM on August 18, 2010

The battle with the Teacup Yorkie was particularly tense.


The bag prevailed!
posted by louche mustachio at 9:56 AM on August 18, 2010

Whenever we see a shopping cart abandoned on the side of the road, the kids and I imagine it is trying to find its way back to the wild. They look so forlorn all alone, when they aren't surrounded by the herd.
posted by misha at 10:21 AM on August 18, 2010 [1 favorite]

I think the only thing that could have improved this was having the great Sir David himself narrate it, but Jeremy Irons really does do a great job. I can also imagine Martin Sheen having a good go at it, that kind of serious but is he just kidding a little? thing he does would have worked.
posted by Megami at 12:57 PM on August 18, 2010

Simply beautiful. I even cried a little.
posted by lauratheexplorer at 1:28 PM on August 18, 2010

"California's many concrete rivers, home to literally dozens of creatures."
posted by Burhanistan at 10:22 AM on August 19, 2010

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