Posts Tagged ‘ Resident Evil ’

Because you can never have enough dirty dark D&B…


When thinking of the music genre Drum & Bass, one of the last things that springs to mind is Marilyn Manson. But then it has also been said that the proverbial and ubiquitous ‘you’ can find anything on YouTube…

I found this in the list of suggestions while watching the Jason Nevins FFVII-AC remix of N.E.R.D.’s Rock Star. The original tune is Marilyn Manson’s theme tune for the Resident Evil films. The Drum N’ Bass remixer is sadly unnamed, but the video can be found on this channel. I think this video may have been the reason I ended up watching the films.

And because you can never have enough dirty dark music of any genre, here’s the N.E.R.D. Rock Star remix too :):-

Have a nice day :):-

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Video: ‘Resident Evil – Afterlife’ trailer


As zombie films go, it would be fair to say that the blood & guts count in the RE films is low to nonexistent. Though certainly worth the time spent watching them, the first film (2002, written and directed by Paul Anderson) was more slick than scary and Apocalypse (2004, w: Paul Anderson, dir: Alexander Witt) was more than a little cheesy. However,  Extinction (2007, w: Paul Anderson, dir: Russell Mulcahy) went quite some way to redeeming the film endeavours and was the largest grossing of the three films, reaping $147,717,833.

Resident Evil – Afterlife is again written and directed by Paul Anderson, but this film has something more to offer than just zombies, ass-kicking and killer scenery. This film will be doing it in 3D. The plot follows Alice (Milla Jovovich) as she attempts to free a group of people trapped in an LA prison that is  surrounded by zombies. Chris Redfield (Wentworth Miller) is one of the potential rescuees. Claire Redfield (Ali Larter) also returns to aid Alice in her fight against the Umbrella Corporation.

From the sneaks, peeks and leaks so far, it looks like it’s going to be awesome, but what remains to be seen in September when it hits cinemas (in the States at least) is whether they’ve produced a great movie or just a great 3D movie. The trailer for the fourth installment was premiered in San Francisco on April 2nd 2010 and looked (albeit here only in 2D) like this:

Myths & folktales: the prototypes of all narratives? [short version]


The short version…

By simple virtue of the placement along the human temporal spectrum of the oral telling and retelling of myths, folktales and fairytales prior to that of written retellings, that they are the prototypes and origins of all narrative. There was speech before there was writing and therefore contemporary narratives, immortalised in all their media and versions, must have as their prototypes the myth, fairytales and folktales ‘of old’ as that is, historically, where our concepts of storytelling, the structures and links therein, derive from. However, the full gamut of narratives cannot be reduced down to the theoretical models of Propp, Lévi-Strauss or even Todorov because they were not formulated in the face or light of modern and postmodern narratives. Moreover, as Barthes describes above (1975), narrative is extremely diverse and many contemporary narratives are deliberately constructed to deviate from exactly the conventions that theorists have sought to map.

The long version…

…is on my uni assignments page, here.

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