[identity profile] stars-and-tea.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] multiplicity_archives
I've been obsessing over it since I finally saw it a few days ago. I think everyone around me is getting sick of me going on about it.

If you don't plan on seeing it, the gist is in a post apocolyptic world, the last man alive puts his soul into nine little burlap dolls, who then have to survive against the machines.

I felt the group is really analogous to a plural system, even having parts that are pre-verbal or a different gender than the body. And it sort of reminded me of when you guys talk about if you could have your own bodies.

Anyone else think this or am I just seeing plurality everywhere?

Sorry I'm so bad at talking ._.
-Carmine

Date: 2009-09-18 06:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leirda.livejournal.com
I saw it, and I never thought of it like that.

I can see it as plural but as a median and not as a multiple, since it was one soul in separate bodies, and not separate souls in one body.

But still plural, and still a really cool and good idea and movie.

Date: 2009-09-18 08:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ksol1460.livejournal.com
Well, you can think anything about a movie you want, that's why there are all different reviews and takes on them.

We haven't seen it, just read about it. We thought of the gestalt group in Theodore Sturgeon's More Than Human and the "new humans" Gene Roddenberry thought of, where people would get together and try to have a single, group mind.

Single group mind.

Date: 2009-09-19 12:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] freddie2431.livejournal.com
That's pretty much what a lot of people try to do now, isn't it....?

Churches and other groups....and just society in general.

(I wonder if animals do that....? Strange subject.)
- Freddie.

Re: Single group mind.

Date: 2009-09-22 02:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ksol1460.livejournal.com
Read More Than Human if you haven't. It isn't exactly like that.

Date: 2009-09-19 03:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] multinomen.livejournal.com
We have seen it and hadn't considered the plurality angle of it, but now that you mention it, it's quite clear, and QUITE interesting.

Date: 2009-09-19 03:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vasod-ziarith.livejournal.com
I thought of that as soon as i saw the scene explaining how they were made. I was excited. ^_^

Its also a fantastic movie!

Date: 2009-09-19 11:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theroyalus.livejournal.com
I thought the same thing when I saw it. :-)

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