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Death by Design: Where Parallel Worlds Meet (1997)

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A guided tour into the invisible world of cells, told through a collage of metaphors. Discusses and portrays the invisible world of cells, how they communicate with each other, work ... See full summary »

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A guided tour into the invisible world of cells, told through a collage of metaphors. Discusses and portrays the invisible world of cells, how they communicate with each other, work together, reproduce, and die, all to benefit the larger organism of which they are a part. State-of-the-art microcinematography is playfully intercut with parallel images from life at the human scale: a hundred lighted violins, imploding skyscrapers, pieces of film on the cutting room floor. Contains interviews with noted biologists. Written by Fiona Kelleghan <fkelleghan@aol.com>

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The Art of Living and Dying
17 June 2006 | by (The Manifested World) – See all my reviews

Browsing in the library of Science and Industry in Manhattan, I asked the Universe for an inspiration and I found this VHS cassette on the lower rack of an unshelved-tapes pushcart. It was exactly what I was in the mood for. I can't get enough of these films that see the connection between life at the microscopic and sub-atomic levels and the larger systems at work in our world. There are shots in 'Death By Design' of cells that join to form a slug and then become a plant; it's a marvelous testament to the miracle that is life and how exciting it is to be a part of. This film juxtaposes images of preserved ancient architecture, enveloped by modern design, intercut with shots of the editor of this very film trimming the fat of the film, while a science professor reminds us in the voice-over how efficient a system is which creates much more than is needed and how through a divine editing process, referred to in this film as "cell death", allows the strongest natural choice to emerge. This is an inspiring film for anyone currently experiencing the art of living.


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