Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Burn!


So I've finally gotten around to watching a little known movie starring Marlon Brando called Burn! (or sometimes known as Queimada!). I found out about this flick after reading Howard Zinn's A Power Government's Cannot Suppress. All links for these will be below, by the way.

Well, the movie details the imperialism and colonialism that was rampant amongst so many European nations for centuries. And how puppet governments were propped up, rebellions were started, and more. It's not the original 132 minute presentation, which I would love to get my hands on, but once you figure out where the story is going, you will keep watching.

As for music? Well, this movie twice plays a piece by Ennio Morricone, who is best known for his music for such classics as The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. It's classical, yet isn't. The song "Abolicao" is an absolute masterpiece, and defies any sort of pigeonholing. Today's post includes this brilliant piece as well as a video of a live performance.


Download Ennio Morricone - Abolicao



Seriously. Chills. Brilliant song. Now. Do your part and buy something!

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