posted on Jan, 5 2006 @ 08:11 PM
Okay, let's get the disclaimer out of the way:
I am about to talk about a life-changing piece of educational media (a movie)
and you should know that while I myself am a filmmaker,
I have absolutely no affiliation with the film I am about to talk about...
my name will be at the end so those wanting to confirm can check the
credits- I really swear I just saw this on TV five minutes ago...
It was a random movie on STARZ that I found while channel surfing-
and it may be the single biggest influence on me of the 10,000 movies I have seen
or the 1,000 books I've read... seriously profound, people- a work of genius.
It's a near-perfect documentary (i will list my one critique at the end)
with the worst title ever:
"What The Bleep Do We Know?"
Yeah, really- that is the actual title.
Anyway, what is lacks in title quality it makes up for in content.
Instead of writing a long essay about it,
I will be brief, since you all have better things to do,
so here are a few sentances:
It is primarily about physics- but not in the math sense-
in the sense of how certain understanding of the world at the
quantum level can give us a better understanding
about how we live our lives- that is, how perception can affect reality.
It is a film appropriate for people on this site
because people on this site are all a) self-aware b) interested in new knowledge
c) concerned about how to make life better for ourselves and others...
in others words, we all want to evolve.
This film is ALL about personal evolution.
It is a 2 hour piece of art and literature concerning:
practical living advice
I urge EVERYONE to check out this LIFE-CHANGING work of art-
either record it (it is on STARZ late night tonight)
or buy it through the Web or search for it's next showing on cable or rent the DVD...
As a filmmaker, I would never endorse a film
for entertainment value-
I post this purely TO HELP OTHER MEMBERS as it has HELPED ME.
Please reserve judgement until you see it,
or until others who see it weigh in.
Thanks for indulging me by reading this review...
I can't believe a movie with such a horrible title could be so brilliant and full of truth.
PS It stars Martilee Matalin (the great deaf actress) for the fictional intercut
to dramatize the documentaries points about the nature of reality.
Heavy! Incredible! Food for the voracious appetite of the minds of all
you wonderfully intellectual ATS members!
T. Patrick Murray
PPS My one critique is the 2 minute part about God with 20 minutes left in the movie.
I will discuss that later with anyone who happens to watch it.