‘Babel’ (2006)

October 19, 2009

Watching this film the other day gave me alot of inspiration.

I was interested in the title, and thought it reminded of a christian tale I heard when I was younger.

I did a little scanning and found it was actually based on that same story, ‘The Tower Of Babel’. Here’s a little bit of info:

“The title refers to the story of the Tower of Babel in the Biblical Book of Genesis. In the story, the people of the world are all united and speak a common language. They begin to build a tower to reach the heavens and become godlike themselves. God, seeing this, decides to confuse the language of the people and destroy the tower. When the people could no longer understand each other they gave up work on the tower and spread out to different parts of the world. It also refers to the connections -or lack thereof- that come through the use of language. In each storyline the characters struggle with surviving and self-identification based on misunderstanding through a language barrier. This film ultimately looks at the fact that we are all intimately connected on a life-and-death level, yet the trivialities of langauge and misunderstandings break us apart.”

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