Act of God

Act of God

DVD - 2010
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Is being hit by lightning a random occurrence or a predestined event? Jennifer Baichwal explores the metaphysical effects of being struck by lightning with riveting personal stories from around the world. Captured is the harsh beauty of the skies and the lives of those who have been forever touched by their fury. In a neurological experiment, musician Fred Frith improvises with his guitar to demonstrate the ubiquity of electricity in our bodies and the universe.
Publisher: [United States] : Zeitgeist Films, [2010]
Branch Call Number: DVD 551.56 A188
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (75 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Baichwal, Jennifer
Zeitgeist Films

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KennyBania
Jan 29, 2014

This should be renamed "Lullaby".
It'll put you to sleep.

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MarthaMcCrum
May 25, 2011

Very hodge-podge, lacking direction and focus, and many scenes went on far too long. At tiems I felt like I was watching Lonely Planet. Also the various experiences depicted could have been told more succinctly and to the point. I could not bring myself to watch the last half hour as by that point I had lost interest.

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PatEe
May 23, 2011

This film searches for a reason for being and fails miserably.
It just rambles all over the place with no coherency and ends up being meaningless.
However, there are some fabulous time lapse photography of storms that are breathtaking.
There is some disturbing violence as well.
I don't recommend going through this just to see the storms.

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Mafalda
Feb 11, 2011

Very boring. The theme had potencial but they just couldn't bring it well.

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durogoff
Sep 02, 2010

A very bland documentary. It totally lacks direction. It shows a phenomenon but totally fails to make a point. Pity. The subject lends itself to rather interesting research and reflection.

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