[Noisebridge-discuss] help naming this diy dystopian scifi film
cymraegish at gmail.com
Mon Dec 23 21:44:45 UTC 2013
IMHO of interest if you are really into SF especially if interest in amateur productions. Absolutely no THX1138 but better than Dr Horrible and midrange in terms of what you can find on YouTube. I rented it on Wed special at Lost Weekend and felt it worthwhile given I was into amateur SciFi at the time.
> On Dec 22, 2013, at 4:20 PM, Al Sweigart <asweigart at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ah, Automatons, plural. That's why I couldn't get it. 2006. I was close.
> But yeah, seriously a terrible movie. Not even entertaining as a bad movie. The last half is especially boring and drawn out.
>> On Sun, Dec 22, 2013 at 4:07 PM, The Batkid <batkid at gmx.com> wrote:
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: Al Sweigart
>>> Sent: 12/22/13 02:01 PM
>>> To: Douglas Benner
>>> Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] help naming this diy dystopian scifi film
>>> Automaton, or Automata. Something like that. I saw it once: absolutely terrible movie, even by indie standards. I can't find it on IMDB or Google. The patriarchal figure is her grandfather, who left her recorded messages. Promising premise, but the movie itself was just... bad.
>>>> On Sun, Dec 22, 2013 at 1:09 PM, Douglas Benner <greenshoos at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> hello NB folks,
>>>> can you help me remember the name of this scifi flick? possibly from the 70's or 80's.
>>>> ~Its set in a dystopian future, presumably after some kind of global apocalypse, and humans send robots out to fight other robots, possibly because the atmosphere is so toxic only robots can operate outside.
>>>> ~Its very minimal and diy, the entire film takes place in a bunker where a young female repairs robots to send them back out to fight. the robot fight sequences look like tabletop shobox modeling in very stark black and white sequences.
>>>> ~The film attempts an anthopomorphisation of the robots as our hero interacts with them, they are her only companions, and we experience a bit of grief as they expire in war.
>>>> ~the only contact our protaganist has with other humans is with some patriarchal figure over short wave or video as he spouts out war propaganda and tactical information.
>>>> i dont remember much else about this movie or how it ends. It may be a locally produced underground film for all i know.
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