'Life in a Day': Where were you July 24, 2010?

Gary Wolcott, atomictown.comJanuary 29, 2014 

Executive producers -- and brothers -- Ridley and Tony Scott sent messages around the world asking people to submit film and video recordings of their lives on July 24, 2010.

They received 80,000 submissions from 192 countries totaling 4,500 hours. Director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland) and 22 others listed as co-directors, then edited the clips into a documentary.

Starting at midnight and ending at 11:59 p.m., Life in a Day boils 4,500 hours down to 95 fascinating minutes. Some videos are light and funny. Other pieces are dark, serious and personal. You witness triumph and defeat; life across the planet from beginning to end. There is birth and death. People work, play and celebrate. They love and are disappointed in love.

All is immersed in an incredible musical soundtrack by Harry Gregson-Williams and Matthew Herbert.

July 24, 2010, was a Saturday. In the morning, I went to a screening of the badly animated kid flick Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore. Afternoon and evening was spent at the much more entertaining and fulfilling wedding and reception of Marissa Brown and Darren Rice.

What did you do?

-- Has Mr. Movie ruined your day? Tell him how at www.tri-cityherald.com/arts/mrmovie.

Director: Kevin Macdonald

Mr. Movie rating: 5 stars

Rated PG-13 for mature themes. It is playing at 8 p.m. January 31 at the Battelle Auditorium in Richland.

5 stars to 4 1/2 stars: Must see on the big screen

4 stars to 3 1/2 stars: Good film, see it if it's your type of movie.

3 stars to 2 1/2 stars: Wait until it comes out on video.

2 stars to 1 star: Don't bother.

0 stars: Speaks for itself.

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