Life in a Day: The crowd-sourced documentary about your life on Planet Earth, as produced by Ridley Scott

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Well this sounds boring. Famous movie director Ridley Scott will create (well, produce) a documentary called “Life in a Day.” Or will he? The thing is, it’s going to be a crowd-sourced project, and you, dear humans, will be supplying the footage. The future of film-making?

The idea, nearest I can tell, is to stitch together a documentary of a single day on Planet Earth. Some person’s day over here, some person’s day over there. Unfortunately, the average life of the average person is terribly boring: wake up, go to work, come home, watch TV, go to bed. And on and on (n. Orbital). Not exactly The Rules of the Game we’re talking about. Maybe if all of us were French aristocrats hunting quail at the chateau…

The magic day is July 24, so you have two weeks to make your life interesting enough to be featured in the documentary. It will debut at Sundance. If your footage is selected you’ll get co-director credits.

Neat, I suppose, but probably terribly boring. I cannot imagine it any other way.

I thought part of the point of going to the movies was to escape the mundane, everyday world?

But clearly I’m a cynical jerk, so whatever.

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