Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Dawn of Man

The rectangular object was not necessary, but this was a great opening to a great movie, and the music was powerful.

There was a small population of human ancestors who had what it took to survive a drought in ancient Africa. This movie showed what might have happened. Whatever the details are, the drought probably helped in the development of our larger brains.

The primitive apes in the movie remind me of 21st century Muslims for some reason.

The must-see video is at and at

The incredible music, set your volume to full blast: Also sprach Zarathustra~Thus Spoke Zarathustra - Tone Poem by Richard Strauss (the introduction fanfare "Sunrise")

From wikipedia:

The Dawn of Man

The match-cut spanning four million years[21]
A tribe of herbivorous early humans is foraging for food in the African desert. A leopard kills one member, and another tribe of man-apes drives them from their water hole. Defeated, they sleep overnight in a small exposed rock crater, and awake to find a black monolith has appeared in front of them. They approach it shrieking and jumping, and eventually touch it cautiously. Soon after, one of the man-apes (Daniel Richter) realizes how to use a bone as both a tool and a weapon, which they start using to kill prey for their food. Growing increasingly capable and assertive, they reclaim control of the water hole from the other tribe by killing its leader. Triumphant, the tribe's leader throws his weapon-tool into the air as the scene shifts (via match cut) from the falling bone to an orbital satellite millions[22] of years in the future.

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