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  • Baraka Baraka - Photo

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    • gordon

      Baraka is one of my all-time favorite movies ever. Shot in 70mm and filmed in 24 countries, it is a logistical and cinematic marvel. The film-makers pioneered several new technologies and techniques in order to capture various time-lapsed and motion-controlled sequences, such as the wheeling starscapes above various beautiful ancient ruins and natural wonders. But beyond the techniques, Baraka is a meditation upon humanity's place in nature and our relationship to ourselves. There is no dialogue in the entire movie and no plot in the conventional sense, but the movie is, nonethless, incredibly powerful and evocative. The movie is probably best described as a visual poem. Plus it has a really terrific soundtrack featuring Michael Stearns and some Dead Can Dance. While the DVD is great, I recently got to see Baraka again in 70mm (I have seen it 5x times). I had not seen it on a big screen in at least 10 years and it lost none of its original impact in the intervening decade. Also, Baraka's producer, Mark Magidson, was at the screening and he said he is making a sequel(!) and that a newly remastered version of the original DVD will soon be released. Lastly, Baraka is, perhaps somewhat counter-intuitively, turns out to be a great movie for kids (though there is one scene at the crematoriums in India which might be a bit graphic for them). My 2.5 and 4.5 year olds sat w/rapt attention throughout the entire film.


  • Glow, Inc. incredible glow in the dark paints for realistic starscapes on ceilings, murals, posters, t-shirts. Glow, Inc. incredible glow in the dark paints for realistic starscapes on ceilings, murals, posters, t-shirts. - Photo

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    • Sevli

      This company manufactures glow-in-the-dark paint that allows you to create incredible star scapes on your ceiling or walls. These are *not* the faint-green-stick-on kind. Various paints containing very intense phosphorescent particles that fade over time (seconds to minutes to hours) means you can paint a meteor shower or your favorite constellations on a poster, ceiling, picture, whatever, that twinkles, moves, and shimmers.