Viewfinder: Life in a Day
In case you’ve missed all the previous media hoopla, Life in a Day is the pet project of executive producers Ridley and Tony Scott, and director Kevin Macdonald, who is best known for State of Play and The Last King of Scotland. Working with YouTube (and probably a small army of minions), the group requested video submissions from citizens around the globe, all shot on July 24, 2010. The resulting 90 minute film was fashioned out of the 80,000+ entries. While some film critics have panned the work as a blueprint on how to consistently extract commercial-grade schmaltz out of an incredibly diverse world, we still think its unique perspective on life is definitely worth an hour and a half of your time. Let’s just hope Scott got all of the handycam out of his system ahead of the Blade Runner remake.