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the infographical opening sequence of the movie "The Kingdom". compressed in 4 minutes, it shows the history of U.S. involvement in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

[link: picagency & thekingdommovie.com|thnkx Scott & Vincenzo]

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Remarkable sequence. Thanks for posting on this.... visually that was impressive. Makes me wonder how much more I would have gained from History class if it had been presented in this way.

Thu 06 Dec 2007 at 8:41 PM
Garrett

That's about as dumbed down a history of Saudi-US relations as you could possibly get.

@garrett - if this was the format for your history classes, I think you wouldn't learn much!

Thu 06 Dec 2007 at 11:27 PM

Looks outstanding nice but the movie itself is supposed to be a very straight and dumb action movie. But maybe I should have a look on it on DVD.

Fri 07 Dec 2007 at 3:02 AM
ziczac

The beginning wasn't that interesting, graphics wise, but it starts doing some cool statistical graphics at 2:40 for those of you who want to skip to the good stuff.

Fri 07 Dec 2007 at 12:28 PM

This may be a stretch, but the instant this title sequence began I thought: They cribbed the style from this motion graphic/video by Knife Party:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vEOml_P4xY

Knife Party website:

http://www.knife-party.net

Wed 19 Dec 2007 at 9:27 AM
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