Tuesday, August 24, 2010

There Will Fall Soft Rains

Okay, this is going to be one of those posts. Not video game related; but as much as we all play Fallout et al, I thought some of you might be able to appreciate this video:

There will fall soft rains
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Apparently based on a short by Ray Bradbury. Not really sure what to call it, myself. The place I found it linked described it as "creepy" and "haunting". Can't really say as I agree with that, but I have been wrong before.


  1. I wonder who broke all the windows?

    Gotta love the symbolism of the dove and the machine impaling the effigy.

    The record player with that song makes me think the creators of Fallout 3 have watched this clip more than once.

  2. I had assumed the windows were broken out in the nuclear holocaust and so forth.

    But what some people have pointed out - and I agree - is that if that was a typical morning, the humans wouldn't still be ash in their beds years later; so it kind of breaks the story's time line a bit.

    Then again, it is an Uzbeki movie from 1984, so we're probably lucky it's as coherent as it is.

    (original comment deleted and re-posted because I apparently can not write for fucking shit this evening)