Posts Tagged ‘outbreak’

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This is very much like the article I’ve been trying to get published for a month. It is also not completely accurate according to my research. It does add to the current controversy though…

 

Coronavirus NSW: Dossier lays out case against China bat virus program

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Doctors raise alarm about ancient HTLV-1 virus: ‘Prevalence is off the charts’ in Australia

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This is a hard to watch film.  In found-footage style, half the movie is shaky cell phone cam quality without stabilization, and it gave me a headache.  Blair Witch did similarly.  I think there’s a place for pseudo found-footage, but it needs to accommodate the audience and not shake around too much.  The image was also without additional lighting and just whatever light conditions were available.  This may add an authentic feel to the thing, but it makes for ugly footage that is a real chore to endure.   I prefer the more careful camera work of Chronicle, which appeared on the surface to be a found footage, but was clearly carefully staged, stabilized and controlled.

I’m commenting on the film as it is an aggressively eco activist storyline.  Society’s assault on the ecosystem comes around to bite us in the ass, and elsewhere.  It’s not a novel idea, but it’s one that needs to be told, and retold in better ways.

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Not sure The Bay succeeded.  The story was disjointed with lots of characters.  Most don’t fare well.  It jumps constantly from jarring cut to cut.  It’s not difficult to follow, but it isn’t exactly a ray of sunshine.  It’s dismal, gory, depressing and horrific.  I suppose those are admirable qualities in a horror movie.  I suppose.

It does make its point, repeatedly.  What comes around goes around. We are sowing the seeds of our own destruction, and ignorance is no defense.