Monday, January 15, 2007

Good movie to check out - 'Blood Diamonds'.

Went and saw the movie 'Blood Diamonds' last night. Excellent, well crafted and acted movie. DiCaprio does a great, what I thought was 'Seth Efricen' accent (only to find out it was 'Rhodesian').

The movie that I immediately compared it to was 'Lord of War', (which to me sets out a very cliche'd and PC view of the world arms trade).

The latter implicitly says that the problem is arms (though governments throughout history have proven to be the greatest killers of them all - not 'illicit arms in the hands of ordinary people). The former says the problem is more complex than that. History, culture, competition for resources.

The list of societies, countries, which have 'got it right' for any extended period of time is indeed a short one.


Blogger Lostbuddy815 said...

to anyone who has seen the movie::
there is a song at the end of the movie. it is the first song that is played on the credits and it is not on the soundtrack cd >:( i was wondering if ANYONE knows what the name of that song is or who sings it. thanks so much!! if you have an answer, please email me (( ))

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 2:28:00 pm  
Anonymous Phil said...

Howdy LostBuddy,

I didn't pay all that much attention to what was playing when the credits rolled, but here;

says it may be; "...As the credits role "Shine On" a song by rapper Nas is played...".

Hope that helps

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 7:53:00 pm  

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