The Godmachine

Postby Thermo on Tue 2/Jun/09 12:42pm

There's an interesting kiwi-made film playing on the Documentary Channel (SKY) at the moment called "The Godmachine".
Steffan’s documentary is about the grimy daily grind of bicycle couriers in four very different cities: Hamburg, Tokyo, New York and New Zealand.

It explores the experiences and philosophies of four individuals through candid interviews and harrowing on-bike filming sequences shot during the couriers’ daily runs.


Check it out if you get a chance. :)
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Re: The Godmachine

Postby philstar on Tue 2/Jun/09 1:00pm

watched it the other night, was quite good, but looked as though the NZ stuff was tacked onto footage from a different documentary
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Re: The Godmachine

Postby skint on Tue 2/Jun/09 1:08pm

I've always wanted to do a photo essay on couriers' bikes. Moreso 10 years ago when they seemed to be a lot more rugged, but still reckon it'd be interesting to chronicle the workhorse end of the culture.
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Re: The Godmachine

Postby Friendly Llama on Tue 2/Jun/09 1:19pm

Good to see New Zealand is now regarded as a city :lol:
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Re: The Godmachine

Postby mitch7 on Fri 5/Jun/09 11:57pm

off topic...Godmachine....also a band (possibly no more)...had a great LP "Last laugh in a place of dying"...worth a listen...dissonant,dirge,heavy(ish) :thumbsup:


carry on
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Re: The Godmachine

Postby Jono on Sat 6/Jun/09 12:12am

mitch7 wrote:off topic...Godmachine....also a band (possibly no more)...had a great LP "Last laugh in a place of dying"...worth a listen...dissonant,dirge,heavy(ish) :thumbsup:


carry on


Yar - the godmachine were damned fine. Their first album (scenes from the second story) was even better. I quite like the solo stuff of their lead guy (robin proper-sheppard) too, although not as much as is work with the band. It was a sad day when their drummer died...
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Re: The Godmachine

Postby mitch7 on Mon 8/Jun/09 10:35pm

Jono wrote:
mitch7 wrote:off topic...Godmachine....also a band (possibly no more)...had a great LP "Last laugh in a place of dying"...worth a listen...dissonant,dirge,heavy(ish) :thumbsup:


carry on


Yar - the godmachine were damned fine. Their first album (scenes from the second story) was even better. I quite like the solo stuff of their lead guy (robin proper-sheppard) too, although not as much as is work with the band. It was a sad day when their drummer died...


i never heard the first lp...and havent heard the solo stuff so i don't have an opinion...was there drama with the drummer??
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