Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Jerome Bixby's "The Man From Earth"

So what if this movie was not at the top of the box office charts; and maybe it is a low-budget snoozer. You simply must see this movie!

From the producers:
On a cold night in a remote cabin Professor John Oldman gathers his most trusted colleagues for an extraordinary announcement: He is an immortal who has migrated through 140 centuries of evolution and must now move on. Is Oldman truly Cro-Magnon or simply insane? Now one man will force these scientists and scholars to confront their own notions of history religion and humanity all leading to a final revelation that may shatter their world forever.

It is a very well written and wonderfully acted story that may as well have been written by a team of ... us! Now let's see; if 100 Deists got together to create a movie, what would they want to tell the world? Jerome Bixby did us all a huge favor in writing this. His final work, by the way, finished by dictation from his deathbed.

One Deist Φ


Nightowl said...

I found your blog after searching for "The Man From Earth". I watched it for the first time last night and was just blown away. I haven't digested it all yet, but just can't stop thinking about all the fascinating ideas and concepts presented (I also blogged about it). I'm glad to find someone else who enjoyed it!

Anonymous said...

i watch this movie nearly every day, or at least a part of it. It has become my favourite movie. The Idea is too fascinating.

Nightowl said...

That's cool, Anonymous! I've watched it many, many times since I left a comment here, and will surely watch it many more. It is the most intriguing movie I've ever seen.