Life in a Day is a historic global experiment to create the world’s largest user-generated feature film. On July 24, 2010, professional and amateur filmmakers captured a glimpse of their lives on camera and uploaded the footage to YouTube, serving as a time capsule for future generations.
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Harmless enough, but it felt like a compilation of "cute" YouTube clips my mom would send out if she knew how. The world, apparently, has poverty and strive but no hatred. I wanted to see it get a little less literal in its structure and editing. The closest it came was the "bad feelings" montage, but the idea behind it was too juvenile to take seriously.
It's worth for the concept and the execution. It was the first project of this magnitude. Not sure there will be another. Things, in three years, already changed quickly. Everyone is used to having (like with Facebook) their media being owned by the service they use online. The need to ask users to donate media is probably outdated. Will opensource have something to say about this? Are pre-teens already different?
Emotionally moving and ultra humanistic. Its a glimpse in the lives of people from every spectrum of mankind and an invitation to join them for moments at a time. The editing was spectacular and the soundtrack was the glue holding the pieces together. Unique and refreshing concept executed with care and knowledge of our species. Highly recommended.
Not sure what this movie wants to be. A representational view of the people on our planet? Then it is overambitious and clearly fails. The clips are missing coherence. A good director could have made something out of it but in this case all that remains is the dull insight that 'life is beautiful'. My advice is to browse YouTube yourself. You will find better material and can act as a better director in the process.
Watched and evaluated by a scientist in the year 2510: "Oh look, in 2010 there has been a clear distinction: People in so-called underdeveloped countries were working so hard (and - like these African women - singing so nicely or - like the little shoeshine boy - had such a beautiful smile on their faces) while the rest of the world, especially people of the Western culture, had a lot of fun during their days."
Not too impressed.The idea to gather videos filmed in one particular day by non-professionals is alright and quite attractive but after watching it for half an hour, the film looses its appeal. Maybe the given chance to film practically everything, with some exceptions where people had to answer a few questions, wasn't that wise of a choice, coz it's pretty obvious that "all are different but also quite the same"