Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Case Study No. 0872: 3 and 4

9 Movie Clip - The Library - Tim Burton, Shane Acker, Elijah Wood - High Quality - HQ
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Academy Award-nominated director Shane Acker teams up with two of the worlds most visionary filmmakers, Tim Burton (The Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Night Watch), to bring a totally unique and visually stunning animated fantasy epic to screen.

When the small rag doll 9 (The Lord of the Rings Elijah Wood) first comes to life, he finds himself in a post-apocalyptic world. All humans are gone, and it is only by chance that he discovers a small community of others like him taking refuge from fearsome machines that roam the landscape intent on doing them harm. Despite being the neophyte of the group, 9 convinces the others that hiding will do them no good. They must take the offensive if they are ever to survive, and they must discover why the machines want to destroy them in the first place. What follows is a sublime, heartwarming adventure where this most unlikely of heroes leads his troops into battle and, along the way, discovers that a band of miniature warriors may be the last hope for humanity.
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[scene opens as the three stitchpunks enter the ruins of an old library (filled with giant stacks of decaying books), as 7 runs ahead of the others while 9 stops and uses his lightstaff to look at a landscape painting]
NINE: Is this ... what it was like?
SEVEN: [from off camera] Keep up!
[the camera zooms out to show the desolation of the empty library, with its shelves knocked over and books strewn across the floor, as 5 and 9 crawl through the debris and enter a large room]
[cut to 7 inside the room waiting for them, as he stands in front of a large book (filled with newspaper clippings) in the middle of the room, when two new stitchpunks peek out from behind a glass jar containing the mummified remains of a snake]
FIVE: [surprised] They've been here, the whole time?
[he goes over to hug them]
NINE: Twins ...
[at the sound of his voice, the twins try to hide behind 5 and 7]
SEVEN: They've been hiding here, lost in the past. Looking for answers.
[the twins suddenly run over and begin "studying" 9, their eyes flashing as if recording him on film ... although he reacts unfavorably when they poke him in the stomach]
[5 and 7 laugh]
SEVEN: They're cataloging ...
[one of them undoes the zipper on the front of 9's body, as he quickly tries to "cover up"]
NINE: Whoa!
[they suddenly notice his lightstaff, and 9 lets them unscrew the lightbulb, which they immediately begin fighting over to see which one gets to catalog it]
[cut to a closeup of 7 as she addresses the twins]
SEVEN: We need your help. We ... awakened something.
[9 steps forward and stops her]
NINE: No. I awakened something ... Something terrible.
[startled, 3 and 4 "converse" with each other (not with sounds but by flashing light into each other's eyes) before rushing off to the book and turning the pages until they stop at one titled "The Machine"]
NINE: That's it!
[3 and 4 pull a rope attached to the page, activating a system of pulleys which lifts all of them to the corresponding shelf high above ... once the "elevator" stops, the twins jump off and grab a newspaper with the headline "Amazing New Invention - Glorious Leader Promises Progress Through Technology"]


From byui.edu:

9 (2009). After all human life disappears from earth, a group of rag dolls comes alive and fights for survival against machines intent on their destruction. The mute twin dolls 3 and 4 live in an old library. They devise an ingenious system for finding information: they fill a book with pictures and scraps of articles, then connect the page with a string that leads to the information on the shelf. They also conveniently have projectors as eyes so they can replay information.


From wikipedia.org:

3 and 4 are curious but shy twin brother stitchpunks. They are unable to speak, instead using flickering lights in their eyes to communicate with each other, but when they need to explain things to someone else; 4's eyes turn into film projectors. They instinctively run and hide at the sight of danger. Both wear hoods, for they are made of garden gloves, and have a cape-like empty thumb hanging from their backs. They are both very scholarly, voraciously cataloging everything they can see and find, recording and building a massive database of the world that surrounds them and the history that led up to their creation. They are very playful, and intelligent. After the Scientist created them, they playfully romped around his workshop and read all of his books. They treat 7 as a sort of elder sister. They are both somewhat smaller than the others, and can be told apart by their numbers; 3 is slightly taller than 4, and 4 has a small blue dot on his left thigh. They, along with 9 and 7, are the surviving stitchpunks.

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