Verbal Diorama
Verbal Diorama
Apr 29, 2021
Children of Men
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Children of Men, a prescient dystopian science-fiction drama asks a simple question. If human beings couldn't reproduce, what would happen to the world?

Director Alfonso Cuarón made, what I consider his masterpiece, in 2006 and yet it's never felt more resonant, or prescient, than it does today. This is a movie that hasn't aged a day, and probably never will.

It's a bleak, grim look at a dystopian not-too-distant future, loosely based on P.D. James original novel The Children of Men. While I have a minor gripe about one of the changes from book to screen, overall I truly believe Children of Men is a movie everyone needs to see.

With breathtaking long takes and special effects, thought-provoking imagery and the harsh realisation that pretty much all of this movie has come (or is coming) true Children of Men remains one of those remarkable movies that just didn't seem to find an audience back in 2006.

Let's change that.

I would love to hear your thoughts on Children of Men!

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Theme Music: Verbal Diorama Theme Song

Music by Chloe Enticott - Compositions by Chloe Facebook

Lyrics by Chloe Enticott (and me!)

Production by Ellis Powell-Bevan of Ewenique Studios.

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