'Life in a Day': The banality of the masses

  • Article by: COLIN COVERT , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 2, 2011 - 12:40 PM

A movie made from thousands of short videos shot by volunteers on a single day proves that crowd-sourcing isn't all that.

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PhunnyfarmSep. 2, 11 2:27 PM

I've read this review 4 times now and watched the trailer twice, and I don't understand the review. The creator of the movie doesn't appear to be attempting "cohesion". It seems to be celebrating the fact that THAT DAY meant something different to every person in the world, and technology allows the rest of us to see that. He just did us all a favor by pulling us out of the techno-forest so we could see the trees. Crowd-sourcing is used to combine seperate accounts into a single story (example: reading Tweets with the word "Irene" in it will tell a story about what it was like on the east coast last week). That works. However, that's not what this director was attempting to do.

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uglieSep. 2, 11 3:58 PM

But you haven't actually seen the movie, Phunnyfarm?

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