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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Flip Flop Hero

In the movie Children of Men , directed by Alfonso Cuaron (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ), and starring Clive Owen (Inside Man and Gosforth Park). Owen plays the hero in the middle of a human crisis. Children of Men envisions a world in which women can no longer give birth. The youngest person on Earth has just died at the age of 18 and the fact that mankind will soon be extinct is a foregone conclusion. The world is one big war zone and no one feels safe or secure. A totalitarian government is in place in London and people who try to enter the country without credentials are placed in holding pens and treated like cows. Clive character (Theo ) discovers a secret which he must protect to save the planet. Much of the action on screen takes place with Owen’s character wearing sandals, other times he is having to race around barefoot. Alfonso Cuaron choose to put his hero in flip flops because he represents the common man. Children of Men was written by novelist P.D. James .

Interesting site:
Children of Men: About:Hollywood Movies

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