Daily Archives: September 29, 2012

Generation P (HUM415)

Supposedly the film version of Pelevin’s Homo Zapiens will be in limited release on Nov. 16, 2012 with, as Variety writes, “additional markets to follow.” We’ll see. Meantime here’s the trailer:

If you’d like a better sense of the cultural milieu out of which Pelevin is writing, you could screen My Perestroika:

You might also screen The Shock Doctrine:

Berlin 1885 Trailer (HUM303)

I’m looking for a full length English language version of this film. So far no luck In the meantime here’s a trailer.

Notably King Solomon’s Mines was published the very year that European powers met in Berlin to divide Africa into different spheres of colonial power. We can think of the so-called Scramble for Africa as the contemporary backdrop for Haggard’s adventure tale.