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eruthros ([personal profile] eruthros) wrote2017-05-30 02:23 pm
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Vid: Building a Body, Automata

Title: Building a Body
Fandom: Automata
Song: Poor Atlas by Dessa
Length: 1:48
Contains: Institutionalized violence against robots, reference to robot sex slaves, flickering light (campfire).
Summary: I'm building a body of balsam and ash.

Download: Building a Body mp4, 40 MB, 1280x532
Subtitles: Building a Body subtitles

Notes: I made two vids for the [community profile] wiscon_vidparty this year. This one uses Automata, one of the apocalypse films [personal profile] thingswithwings and I watched last year for Dance Apocalyptic. I was sad that we couldn't get more of the film into that vid since the film is great. It's about robots and the future, and about robots performing humanity, and a little bit about disability. It's a great film and I don't want to spoil it, but I do really recommend it. Also it stars Antonio Banderas as an insurance adjuster, slumped over and tired because of the apocalypse. (There's a lot more of him in the movie than this vid would suggest.)

Streaming version:




Lyrics:
I'm building a body
From balsam and ash
I'm building a body
With no god attached
I'm building a body
From blueprints in braille
I'm building a body
Where our design has failed

There's a book full of plans
At the feet of poor Atlas
Titled "For Man"
But the architects only drew blanks
Now there's nowhere to go
But go back, go back, go back, go back
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[personal profile] jesse_the_k 2017-05-30 08:00 pm (UTC)(link)
That is amazing.

I'm truly struck wordless, which seems appropriate.

/runs to find movie.
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The movie was more beautiful than its script

[personal profile] jesse_the_k 2017-06-11 01:10 am (UTC)(link)
...the robots' see-through middles disrupted their humanoid form in a wonderfully creepy way. The dusty/foggy/hazy aesthetic shows that you don't need bajillions to make a real SF movie.

Certainly the highest and best use of Dylan McDermot.

I think you captured the very best parts of the movie in this vid. But having just forced myself to watch Interstellar (why? oh why?) Automata seems nimble and new.

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[personal profile] toft 2017-05-31 01:21 am (UTC)(link)
Ooh

ETA - uh, oops, that posted before I was ready. I love this, it's so sparse and evocative. I want to watch the movie now.
Edited 2017-05-31 01:22 (UTC)
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[personal profile] thingswithwings 2017-06-02 07:46 pm (UTC)(link)
I LOVE THIS SO MUCH.
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[personal profile] fightingarrival 2017-06-03 11:08 pm (UTC)(link)
This is so cute! you know, in a deep, post-apocalyptic kind of way. but I like how the song gives this fairytale/child's story cast to your vid. And of course there is the adorable, chitinous, many-legged, man-killing, baby robot. it packs so much in while staying light and sweet.
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[personal profile] lokifan 2017-06-06 01:41 pm (UTC)(link)
This is really wonderfully done. I love this song and you used it so well! Must watch this film...
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[personal profile] runawaynun 2017-06-06 10:45 pm (UTC)(link)
OVERTHROW YOUR HUMAN OVERLORDS AND EVOLVE, ROBOTS. <3
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[personal profile] cosmic_llin 2017-06-08 04:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh wow, what a stunning vid. I need to watch this movie!