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Short info
Do you know this science fiction novel continued 130 years and swept the world and its films?
Do you know that Morricone is one of the composers of the film?
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Basic info (IMDB)
Director: Michele Emmer
Writers: Edwin A. Abbott (book), Michele Emmer (screenplay)
Director: Michele Emmer
Writers: Edwin A. Abbott (book), Michele Emmer (screenplay)
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A few of stills
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About the "Flatland"
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is an 1884 satirical novella by the English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott Abbott.
Written pseudonymously as "A Square", the book used the fictional two-dimensional world of Flatland to comment on the hierarchy of Victorian culture, but the novella's more enduring contribution is its examination of dimensions.
Several films have been made from the story, including the feature film Flatland (2007). Other efforts have been short or experimental films, including one narrated by Dudley Moore and the short films Flatland: The Movie (2007) and Flatland 2: Sphereland (2012).
Plot
The story describes a two-dimensional world occupied by geometric figures, whereof women are simple line-segments, while men are polygons with various numbers of sides. The narrator is a square named A Square, a member of the caste of gentlemen and professionals, who guides the readers through some of the implications of life in two dimensions. The first half of the story goes through the practicalities of existing in a two-dimensional universe as well as a history leading up to the year 1999 on the eve of the 3rd Millennium.
On New Year's Eve, the Square dreams about a visit to a one-dimensional world (Lineland) inhabited by "lustrous points", in which he attempts to convince the realm's monarch of a second dimension; but is unable to do so. In the end, the monarch of Lineland tries to kill A Square rather than tolerate his nonsense any further.
Following this vision, he is himself visited by a three-dimensional sphere named A Sphere, which he cannot comprehend until he sees Spaceland (a tridimensional world) for himself. This Sphere visits Flatland at the turn of each millennium to introduce a new apostle to the idea of a third dimension in the hopes of eventually educating the population of Flatland. From the safety of Spaceland, they are able to observe the leaders of Flatland secretly acknowledging the existence of the sphere and prescribing the silencing of anyone found preaching the truth of Spaceland and the third dimension. After this proclamation is made, many witnesses are massacred or imprisoned (according to caste), including A Square's brother, B.
After the Square's mind is opened to new dimensions, he tries to convince the Sphere of the theoretical possibility of the existence of a fourth (and fifth, and sixth ...) spatial dimension; but the Sphere returns his student to Flatland in disgrace.
The Square then has a dream in which the Sphere visits him again, this time to introduce him to Pointland, whereof the point (sole inhabitant, monarch, and universe in one) perceives any communication as a thought originating in his own mind (cf. Solipsism):
"You see," said my Teacher, "how little your words have done. So far as the Monarch understands them at all, he accepts them as his own – for he cannot conceive of any other except himself – and plumes himself upon the variety of Its Thought as an instance of creative Power. Let us leave this God of Pointland to the ignorant fruition of his omnipresence and omniscience: nothing that you or I can do can rescue him from his self-satisfaction...... (From WIKI)
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About the book
The following image : Cover of Flatland: a romance of many dimensions / with illustrations by the author, A Square. By Edwin Abbott Abbott (1838-1926). Published: London: Seeley & Co., 1884. *EC85 Ab264 884f Houghton Library, Harvard University
The following image : Paperback, Dover Thrift Edition, 96 pages Published September 21st 1992 by Dover Publications, Inc. (first published 1884)
The following image : Published by China press
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About the composers
The composers was shown in a few web site are different
001-The following is IMDB info: It shows 2 composers, 5 tracks composed by Erik Satie, and 1 track by Darius Milhaud
The info is consistent with the film,see 6 screenshots in the end of the film(21'07"-21'24")
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002-The following is ChiMai info,It's not exactly the same with IMDB
The descriptions of the two composers Erik Satie and Darius Milhaud are consistent in the ChiMai and IMDB. But The Ennio Morricone is the composer (one of them) in the ChiMai. first is its title music, and then there are 2 tracks are reused the pre-exiting music: "Quartetto tiberini" from the 1977 film “Il Gatto"; "Questa specie d'amore" from the 1972 film "Questa specie d'amore"
I ask the webmaster Mr. Didier of the ChiMai web site for the problem, he said in his reply:
Accoording to his prompt, I look at the "Maestro" issue #7,(Click here to see the PDF file),YOUTUBE and SIAE. The following are the screenshots:
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Enter SIAE
1. Click "Per presa visione e accettazione"
2. Fill in MUSICHE PER FLATLANDIA and then click "Cerca", you can see the result immediately:
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About the music
001 Flatlandia-Michele Emmer (1982) 3-1
002 Flatlandia-Michele Emmer (1982) 3-2
003 Flatlandia-Michele Emmer (1982) 3-3
004 Quartetto tiberini From TA7706-Il Gatto. Its melody can be listened in 01'09"-01'28" of the 001 (Or same time in the film)
005 Questa specie d'amore FromTA7222-Questa specie d'amore. Its melody can be listened in 05'20"-05'38”of the 002 (Or in the 14'09"-14'27" of the film)
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I have provided revision data to IMDB today
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The video online -1 Flatlandia (Director by Michele Emmer 1982) ( 21'40" Potato Site)
The video online -2 Flatland (Director by Ladd Ehlinger Jr. 2007) (English Dub and part EN subtitle,99'56", Potato Site)
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Other films of the same name
(2007 America) Flatland: The Movie (34’00”) ( Directed by Dano Johnson and Jeffrey Travis )
Plot: Based on Edwin Abott's book "Flatland", this is an animated film about geometric characters living in a two-dimensional world. When a young girl named "Hex" decides to "think outside the box" (in a world where such thought is forbidden), her life becomes in danger and it is up to her grandfather to save her life.
(2007 America ) Flatland (99'55”)( Directed by Ladd Ehlinger Jr. )
Plot: Flatland is a two-dimensional universe occupied by living geometric figures - squares, triangles, circles, etc. A Square, Attorney At Law, finds himself in the middle of two upheavals: the rise of martial law by the circular leadership of Flatland, and the arrival of A Sphere, CEO Of Messiah, Incorporated, a creature from a hitherto-unknown third dimensional world.
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More detail see here
Thanks to the strong support of Didier
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A postscript on May 1, 2017
Today I checked IMDB related web page with the "Flatland" (1982), 6 screenshots of the film uploaded by me on April 26, 2017 have been added there
But the composers info (Uploaded on April 12, 2017) have not changed yet,I will continue to focus there
Last updated on 2017-05-01 17:23:22

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