To: All 940603 23:%:02 Subject: Allegro non Tropo For anyone who's interested, you might l
From: Sue Armstrong
To: All 94-06-03 23:%:02
Subject: Allegro non Tropo
For anyone who's interested, you might like an entertaining
little Italian version of Disney's "Fantasia" called Allegro
non Tropo .. Most of the animated segments are mediocre at
best, but there is one that I think most people around here
would enjoy ..
It's done to the tune of "Bolero", and sort of lays out
evolutionary history in a simplistic, fanciful (but highly
entertaining) manner .. it's got life starting from the scum at
the bottom of a Coke bottle that some aliens carelessly discard
.. :) The scum evolves enough to leave its bottle, and manages
to diversify gradually into countless weird and wonderful
creatures of all sorts, all of whom are shown walking in a line
towards nowhere in particular, the individuals changing and
sometimes dying off as they go .. About halfway through a chimp
shows up and starts causing all sorts of trouble, at least
until he picks up a stick that caught on fire from lightning ..
after which he sets a little animal on fire, gets excited, and
runs off on his own, away from the marching line of beasties ..
who eventually march past pyramids, and a HUGE cross (which
they pause at, in a properly reverential manner - this movie
_is_ from Catholic Italy) .. But that's all I'll give away.
The ending should be experienced for oneself :)
There's very little about evolution in entertainment, but I
think this deserves some attention .. I think everyone here
(including Bob and Kyle) would enjoy it. I think you can get a
dubbed English version of it, but it's enjoyable even in
Italian, and anyway, the animated segments are all done to
classical music anyway, with no talking.
The only problem is, now whenever I hear that tune, this is
what I think of .. which, I suppose, is better than thinking of
Brooke Shields. (yuk). :)
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