Monday, August 21, 2006

Saw an interesting movie this week....

This week, the good ol' Netflix queue delivered an unusual movie to my doorstep. (Unusual in that I am simply itching to discuss it a bit with some other folks that have seen it) The movie is called CSA, and is a mockumentary about an alternate history where the south was the victor in the Civil War (or as some of my neighbors would call it, the 'War of northern agression') It was labeled comedy, but only had a few laughs in it... still, I loved it, because it was definately one of those movies that makes you think for a while.

As I said, it is presented as a mockumentary by the BBC being shown on american (confederate) television for the first time, and comes off a bit like something you would see on the history channel including commercials, which provide a lot of the film's lighter moments. Products for things to keep your slaves in check, as well as ads for trade colleges (like devry) where the trades are things like 'slave sciences' 'overseeing' and 'breeding' make you laugh while your jaw drops. The Mockumentary traces the pivotal points of the civil war into the big change (England and France are convinced to back the CSA) and through to present day.

I don't want to go into too much detail here, because I would like for y'all to go out and rent this one and tell me what you think of it.

5 comments:

Brou HahHah said...

Interesting for a movie. I did read "The Guns of the South" by Harry Turtledove, which explains the political ramfications of such a victory. The Confederates acheived victory by having AK-47's transported to 1862 by a futuristic group called America Will Break.
May have to check that out. BTW, new Dynoman's.

Stacey said...

Been wanting to see that one ever since there was a showing at a little indie theater here. I'll put it on our Blockbuster queue.

Becca said...

I definitely want to see this!!!

Add me to your Netflix friends (use my yahoo address)!!!

Dyno-Man said...

Speaking of rising again, I finished CHEEKS.

Dreamwalker said...

I hadn't even heard of this movie, but it sounds great, and I will definitely see it when it reaches the island...although heaven knows how long I'll have to wait.

We tend to be a bit behind over here :)