Friday, November 03, 2006


Starring: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett

Log: a story of a couple whose wife was shot by a stray bullet while taking a vacation to Morroco.

Analysis: Excellent script, development of story line, concept and production. The juxtaposition of scenes and events are commendable, this film is meant to bring a new development to the art of filmmaking to resemble a documentary. Highly recommended on the technical level.

Regarding the ethical sphere, "Babel" does say a lot about the reality of communications. Apart from the usual difference in language, communication by far degenerated to include misunderstanding among human beings, cultures, and nations.

What is significant though is that despite the difference there is a endless array of hope that people do communicate. Circumstances and events almost always bring about a dialogue even beyond the level of speech and joining what was separated by conflicts and misunderstanding. In the end, the human heart which genuinely desires to beat as one with others is eventually the real gauge of genuine communications.

Rating: 3.5 / 5