Tuesday, July 10, 2007

'The Cube' by Jim Henson

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Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, made this surreal look at the reality of the human experience. This is from a TV show in 1969, before he went on to produce iconic puppet characters such as these two.

'The Cube' is like a cross between The Twilight Zone, The Matrix, Waking Life, Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, Vanilla Sky, and any other film that warps your mind and then snaps it into oblivion.

For being almost 40 years old & almost an hour long, it's still a really engaging concept. Once I started it, I couldn't stop watching.

Google Video: "The Cube"

"This philosophical teleplay covers many themes such as, the nature of reality, individual versus scientific perception, self-reference, man's relation to others and society, insanity, social projections, and race relations. It originally aired on NBC's weekly anthology television show NBC Experiment in Television February 23, 1969. The production was produced and directed by Jim Henson, and was one of several experiments with the live-action film medium which he conducted in the 1960s"

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