1 Giant Leap (2002)

1 Giant Leap





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Released by Palm Pictures, 1 Giant Leap is the visual companion piece to the 2002 album of the same name. The collaborative concept album is the result of an experimental electronica music project started by musicians Jamie Catto and Duncan Bridgeman. Features footage fom 20 different countries along with world music and spoken word. Guests include Michael Stipe, Kurt Vonnegut, and Tom Robbins. Also features music videos for "My Culture" (with Robbie Williams and Maxi Jazz) and "Braided Hair" … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Musical & Performing Arts, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
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On DVD: Nov 18, 2003


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All Critics (5)

Rather than enhance the music, the filmmakers' efforts trivialize it, turning it into the equivalent of politically correct screensavers.

Full Review… | July 30, 2002
Film Journal International

It's a hodge-podge of several nice but fairly unoriginal new age ideas about peace and oneness.

Full Review… | July 29, 2002
Boxoffice Magazine

Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

Full Review… | December 8, 2002
Film Threat

Full Review… | July 8, 2003

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.

Joseph Sylvers

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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