Film Name Paper War
Director Zhe Zhang
Screenwriter Zhe Zhang
The leading actor, Paper Diaosi living in a white paper world always has nothing to do. One day, he see an amazing beauty living on the opposite side of his building. When he is about to propose, a supporting actor Diaosi shows up, it makes the leading actor furious. In order to get the beauty’s love, the leading actor and the supporting actor begin to fight each other. Time pasts every second. The beauty starts to lose patient. Who will win her love?
Governments, Police, Military and "information agencies" the world over seem to be taking steps to curtail the recording of their activity by the public, while at the same time ever increasing their surveillance of us via CCTV cameras, aerial drones, all-terrain unmanned vehicles, mobile and consumer network monitoring and their own video recording devices in squad cars and other equipment or data collection initiatives.
This is a worldwide problem and the people of the world need to stand up to it and demand the right to photograph and/or record video in public, or we may lose the right forever.
Is World War 3 really inevitable? The answer is a resounding NO, as the world wakes up and realizes there are peaceful alternatives to armed conflict, namely ousting those in power who propose violence as a solution.
Things to Come opens with a near-future forecast of Christmas 1940 in the metropolis of Everytown (obviously London), a city threatened by world war. Pacifist intellectuals, such as John Cabal (Massey), try to turn the tide. But Cabal's efforts go unheeded by the self-interested classes, and war arrives with tanks and aeroplanes and gas bombs. Everytown is destroyed by air raids (dramatically enacted four years before the real thing).The war continues for thirty years, its original purpose forgotten. As a result, civilization degenerates while "the Wandering Sickness" and devastation accelerate the spiral down until 1970, when the world has crumbled into a balkanized "Mad Max" Dark Ages. Everytown is ruled by a barbaric warlord, the Boss (Ralph Richardson), as the war continues on a Medieval scale.
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The song Happy Christmas (War Is Over) by John Lennon has a special meaning to those who grew up during or at the end of the Vietnam War.
John Lennon has been quoted as saying he was tired of hearing "White Christmas" played on repeat on the radio and in shops around the Holidays and wanted to produce a song that had more meaning than just the typical holiday fluff.
I believe he's given us that with this song that marks the end of fighting with a Holiday message of peace and love for all humankind.
More insights into how the song came about can be found in this tribute by BoingBoing.
A reading of the poem 'In Flanders Fields' by Lt. Col. John McCrae and the well known excerpt from the poem 'For the Fallen' by Laurence Binyon.
The music is 'Abide with Me' and 'Sunset'.
Crafty Fox Productions"In Flanders Fields" by John McCrae, May 1915
"In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep,
though poppies grow
In Flanders fields."
Colossus: The Forbin Project is a 1970 sci-fi thriller about a renegade super computer.
In the midst of the Cold War the world's most brilliant scientist, Dr. Charles Forbin (Eric Braeden), devises a supercomputer for the Pentagon to control America's nuclear arsenal. Dubbed Colossus, this gargantuan mainframe is constructed inside a mountain in Colorado where, protected by automated defenses, it is impregnable to sabotage and attack. Its function is to detect, evaluate and respond to all strategic threats to the U.S. and her allies. Its creator hopes that with peace and freedom secured and the threat of accidental war eliminated, Colossus can then focus its attention on researching new scientific discoveries. Upon activating the vast machine, Forbin electronically seals the tomblike complex. Outside he is warmly greeted by the President of the United States (Blacula's Gordon Pinset), praising him for his monumental achievement.
More info available on IMDB.
A very cool combination of some of Rogan’s rants connected with some great video editing by a youtube user named “TheParadigmShift”. Rogan goes behind the rhetoric to the real reasons for going to war.