Thursday, 16 March 2017

Project 3 Fantastic Voyage - OGR 1

1 comment:

  1. OGR 16/03/17

    Hi Anastasija,

    Ok - I'm going to be completely honest and say I can't think of less ideal way of teaching young people about their bodies than comparing the cell-cycle to a fascist regime that sees children separated from their parents and disposed of. It's a total disaster of an idea - likely to offend/depress/irritate most people who might take exception to the whole 'death camp/automated death' motif you've got started here. Are you really intending to show the hanging corpses of people (sorry, cells!) as part of an engaging, educative film?!

    Sorry - think again - this will never get past the client. If you make your cells 'people', then you start telling a story about people - and this story is about a little boy who chooses to die so his parents can live, but live in a world you've made so horrible-seeming, what's the point anyway? You've made the cell cycle into a hell of repetition and drudgery - the very thing that keeps us alive... None of this is good in this context, Anastasija - and making comparisons between the Holocaust (a real event that shames the world) and the cycle of a cell is unhelpful and likely to offend. Short version - think again.

    The idea of self-sacrifice for the sake of the organism is not a bad idea - it could be very poetic - but find another way to address it. Sorry I can't be more positive, but your cell-cycle as Nazi death camp motif is completely insensitive