Film

Film – To Work In The City no. 2

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There is a value in work. One that we can learn from those that have come before us. A sense of duty, of pride, and of civic responsibility. When we work, often we think that we are working for ourselves or for our families, but this is not so. In truth, we are working for so much more. We are working as parts of a greater whole, we cannot neglect or undervalue ourselves for if one cog goes awry of the great wheels of human civilization, then the whole of it all falls apart. We each have a role to play, and it is in the past that we can look to a higher ideal, a greater sense of community, and a greater purpose to play in our fellow citizens lives, in the country and in the world.

 

Score
Requiem in D Minor, K. 626
Film

Film – To Work In The City no. 1

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Cities have a long and tried history in the world. They have been at the forefront of great and tumultuous societal change and they have borne the brunt of some of the worst excesses’ society has managed to conjure up. But above all the city has managed to act as as beacon the world over for opportunity and for inclusion. If America is the country that acts as the melting pot of the peoples of the world, then the city is the microcosm of that revolutionary idea – advancing the aims of liberal democracy, and inclusion. In the city, there is a hope for a greater cosmopolitan ideal for all, one that those who are blessed to eat of its fruit, would hope to share with the greater world.
Score
Procession of the Saddar
Film

Film – The Flourishing of Sin

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Sin. Sin is a theological concept, and in the theological, one can say that rationality is completely lacking. Though I disagree. Religion, and theology while based in a school of thought separate from rationality are steeped in the conception of the unknown, that which is here, here being something tangible, but that which we cannot fully grasp or understand. Sin a moral construct, formed by theology dictates to us that which is wrong, which is sinful. It has illumined to us that unknowable thing which we cannot physically grasp but inherently know. We know that morals exist, they are no religious construct, they were interpreted through that construct because in that epoch, that is what ruled that time. Now, though, we have supplanted religion with reason without thought as to what will supplant this religious, this theological view of morality. And of sin. The one and the other no longer exist in the eyes of the Modern man. But one need only look around and see the flourishing of sin. All around us there is a total disintegration of any human understanding of morality and the flourishing of sin is ever evident – it bleeds into our homes and on our commutes, all around. Sin abounds.

Score

Score Philip Glass, Metamorphosis II

Scenes within from the Film Network (1976)

Scenes also pulled from newsreels.

Film

Film – Edwin’s Gambit

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Edwin Hubble greatly expanded our view of the cosmos, bringing into the forefront the idea that our universe extended far beyond our own galaxy. In that instance our world got ever so smaller. His gambit, though perhaps not known to him, was the hope that by making our world smaller we as a collective of people, humans, would grow more unified – united together in our humanity. Have we humbled ourselves in our understanding of our place in the cosmos? Or have we simply continued along on the same course, destined for ruin?


Score
Arvo Part – Tabula Rasa, I
Philip Glass Dance III, & VIII