Re: Being John Malkovich

From: Geoff Smith (
Date: Sun Jan 02 2000 - 19:40:55 MST

I'd also like to strongly recommend this movie. Never have I seen such a
transhuman movie with so little technology (a calculator was all I
noticed) and such high accessibility, especially to artsy technophobes --
a difficult bunch when you are trying to convey the
mind-expanding concepts in this movie: biological immortality, identity
markets, uploading(sort of, maybe lateral-loading or sideloading ;-)

All this, plus it's funny, well-acted, and surreal. Go see it, you can
bring just about anyone to this movie (maybe not prepubescents)

Geoff Smith

On Sun, 2 Jan 2000, John Clark wrote:
> I just saw the film "Being John Malkovich" and highly recommend it. We've talked about
> qualia, identity, and immortality on this list but I was surprised that a Hollywood movie would
> use such subjects as the focus for the entire plot; we may have done into a little more detail
> but the movie was much, much, funnier. No fancy special effects, just great writing acting and
> direction; I think it may be the best movie of the year, it's certainly the funniest.

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