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Death By Design/The Life and Times of Life and Times
Death By Design/The Life and Times of Life and Times
Actors: Pierre Golstein, Polly Matzinger, Martin Raff, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Robert Horvitz
Director: Peter Friedman (II);Jean-Fran├žois Brunet
Genres: Documentary
NR     2005     2hr 10min

Winner of 10 international Awards, DEATH BY DESIGN is a guided tour into the invisible world of cells, told through a collage of metaphors and interviews with cellular biologists. State-of-the-art microcinematography is pl...  more »

     
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Actors: Pierre Golstein, Polly Matzinger, Martin Raff, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Robert Horvitz
Director: Peter Friedman (II);Jean-Fran├žois Brunet
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Documentary
Studio: First Run Features
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 06/21/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 2hr 10min
Screens: Black and White,Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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As thought provoking as Koyaanisqatsi, only with words.
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"This documentary will test your understanding of corporeal existence in the way major psychotropics used to in the sixties, only without the hangover. It is a misleading title, though once you watch it you'll get it. The "death by design" is also referred to as "programmed cell death" and it is a detailed explanation and deconstruction of cellular resurrection and rebirth on orders of billions of times per second; what makes us "us." It is how cells communicate with each other and survive for the good of the whole. Move. Divide. Stay where you are. Become something else. Kill. Commit suicide. Die. It will astound you and give you a perspective of life that damn near reaches divine inspiration. Just get passed the graduate film school opening credit sequence and sit back with jaw dropped. You won't regret it and you will demand that your friends watch it, too. Especially if you're in the right head."
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(5 out of 5 stars)

"I remember vividly seeing this film on TV. I was in Europe on business, jet-lagged, unable to sleep at 2AM. So I flipped on the TV and this came on. The title and opening few minutes made me almost change the channel, but I'm sure glad I stayed with it, because it just engrosses you. Seeing this film and learning about aptosis ("programmed cell death") have been very important/helpful to me, in hindsight.I recall a quote in a book, something like "zen is what happens after you've spent enough time thinking about death", or words to that effect."
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