Since this one may be a bit hard to find (apparently it was not popular in the U.S., but is more well known abroad) I've uploaded it to my Rapidshare account, and you can download it by clicking on this link;
The zip archive contains the movie in MP4 format (720p) and an English subtitle file, which is a necessity, since the story is told with six different timelines progressing simultaneously, and in the future-most one, they speak a sort of English-based creole. Example:
It's an interesting movie on several levels: one is that the same actor or actress portrays affine characters within each timeline. In the case of the quote above (played by Tom Hanks), he goes from a duplicitous sociopathic doctor in 1849 to a heroic figure who manages to save the last of the "Old Uns" (modern humans as we know them) from annihilation in circa 2400.Zachry wrote:Nay, this life all rot n' luck ain't' no smilin' in some yarnin'. In rear's time, I ever 'fessed the secret of Sloosha's Hallow.
Adam, my bro' by law, n' his son n' me be trekkin' back from Honokaa Market. It was Adam's custom to kowtow his ancestry with offerin's n' honorin's.
Suddenwise, that fangy devil's eyes, I felt 'em...
The future creole dialect has several words which are used frequently and which I shall define here so that people don't have to puzzle them out, as some may not be into watching the same movie dozens of times to pick up every nuance as is my custom:
cog: "To Think/Understand/Know", obviously from "cognition". With this term and several others, you can see that the differentiation of the primal "holophrase" as described by Owen Barfield [link] has undergone the analogue of gravitational collapse and returned unto itself as the culture moved from modern cultural individuation to tribal band.
true-true: This corresponds to what we on this forum would call "Factual truth".
Ol' Georgie: A sort of demonic "god of death" figure. Zachry sees him on many occasions, always bringing some prescient warning or other. Although most moderns on the IMDB discussion boards seem to dismiss him as a "figment of Zachry's imagination", it is clear to me as a shaman that Zachry has an undeveloped shamanic reception, and is probably (unwittingly) in contact with some dark spirit or other who expresses itself in this from in order to attempt to get Zachry to do what it wants.
As I wrote not long ago in a private email to Luthien on a different but tangential topic:
Anyway, if any of you download this, I would very much like to see your post(s) on what you thought of the film.[...] I've seen accounts similar to this one from countries in the Amazon Basin most of whose citizens are Catholic. What seems to happen is that certain dark spirits use deceptive tactics and pretend to be Satan, and since they are usually selecting schizophreniform thinkers (this shows up when the shaman asks them to tell their life story as best they can remember before the healing ceremony) they are usually able to play upon their childhood fears and convince them to go along with what they want them to do.
Now, needless to say, these dark spirits are not at all Archon-level entities. Most of them seem to be either an ancestor who was murdered or plant-collectives who have been destroyed (part of a rainforest, for example). According to an anthopological film I have, most of the Vengeful Ancestor type invaders pretty much try to carry out vengeance upon their killers, even if it is many years later and the killer has died of old age. It's like they don't know they're dead. But their actions are comprehensible from a human vengeance standpoint. The destroyed plant-collectives are more nihilistic and chaotic (and also usually have more direct coercive power -- they usually don't use deception as such because they don't understand it or how it works).