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Tulevaisuus ei ole entisensä (2002)

A documentary film about Erkki Kurenniemi (b. 1941), whose career represents a surprisingly natural blend of music, film, computers, robotics, science and art. His project of collecting ... See full synopsis »

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Mika Taanila

Writer:

Mika Taanila
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Cast

Credited cast:
Erkki Kurenniemi Erkki Kurenniemi ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Otso Appelqvist Otso Appelqvist ... Himself (archive footage)
Henrik Otto Donner Henrik Otto Donner ... Himself (archive footage)
Kari Hakala Kari Hakala ... Himself (archive footage)
Arto Koskinen Arto Koskinen ... Himself (archive footage)
Paavo Lehtonen Paavo Lehtonen ... Himself (archive footage)
Ralph Lundsten Ralph Lundsten ... Himself (archive footage)
Tarja Markus Tarja Markus ... Herself (archive footage)
Leo Nilsson Leo Nilsson ... Himself (archive footage)
M.A. Numminen ... Himself (archive footage)
Markku Nurminen Markku Nurminen ... Himself (archive footage)
Tommi Parkko Tommi Parkko ... Himself (archive footage)
Pirkko Peltonen Pirkko Peltonen ... Herself (archive footage)
Eija Pokkinen Eija Pokkinen ... Herself (archive footage)
Anja Salmenhaara Anja Salmenhaara ... Herself (archive footage)
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A documentary film about Erkki Kurenniemi (b. 1941), whose career represents a surprisingly natural blend of music, film, computers, robotics, science and art. His project of collecting everything around him will perhaps be the most significant of all his works. Kurenniemi records his thoughts, observations, objects and images constantly, with manic precision, with the ultimate goal of merging man and machine - reconstructing the human soul. Kurenniemi's story is a fascinating and forceful depiction of a forgotten visionary; it is significant because of the cultural history of the unique, never- before-seen archive material alone. The documentary includes footage of the unique DIMI-instruments developed by Kurenniemi, and segments from unfinished experimental short films from the 1960s. The Future is not what it used to be is a film about the 1960s avant-garde in music and film, the early history of microcomputers and the open questions of 21st century science. Audio commentary by ...

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

20 November 2002 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

The Future Is Not What It Used to Be See more »

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Kinotar See more »
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Stereo

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1.85 : 1
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Features Tietokoneet palvelevat (1968) See more »

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Zehn Stücke für Bläserquintett
Written by György Ligeti
Performed by London Winds
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