1 Giant Leap (2002)
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Critic Reviews for 1 Giant Leap
Rather than enhance the music, the filmmakers' efforts trivialize it, turning it into the equivalent of politically correct screensavers.
It's a hodge-podge of several nice but fairly unoriginal new age ideas about peace and oneness.
Audience Reviews for 1 Giant Leap
People as strings, world as instrument.
I had the good fortune of a teacher lending me this in high school. It may be the best documentary ever.
Two British film makers traveled to 25 countries recording pieces of music and then fusing them together via Lap-top, and the results are a stunning fusion of world musics and editing. If that weren't enough there's interviews with artists, scientists, religious scholars, mystics, authors (Kurt Vonnegut and Tom Robbins, actors, activists, prostitutes,and people on the street divided into twelve chapters "Time, Confrontation, Sex, Masks, God, Faith, Blasphemy, Unity, Death, Money, Inspiration, and Happiness." Each is broken up into a song, so it's easy to watch in pieces or all the way through. Inspiring music, concepts, and message; the world as instrument and all it's peoples as strings. Should be seen by anyone with an interest in anything.
It?s a good idea which is why I watched it, except it was awfully nauseating and boring. I really like the idea of music as a truth and universal language ? but MTV would have done a better job showing that than this crap.
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