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Second Life and TV: The first crime ever October 25, 2007

Posted by Georgete in Movies, Point of view, Second Life, TV.
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Last night I watched one of the best episodes of CSI New York. It was about a woman’s murder case that sent the agents into “Second Life” to track down the killer in both real and virtual world.

Besides of the neat cyber-world images, I was delighted to see the way they portrayed the emotional side of the characters that used “second life” as a way to avoid their true life.

From a marketing perspective, what a tremendous idea! This is a great example of how marketers can put old and new media together (TV and Second Life) to promote their product. Guess what? Last night, CBS and Cisco launched Virtual CSI New York, a series of 3-D environment where you can solve crimes, play games and interact with CSI agents.

Did CSI agents catch the murder [Venus] last night? Of course they didn’t. You have to track her down on the Virtual CSI before she kills again!



What did happen to Rodrigo’s voice? March 22, 2007

Posted by Georgete in Movies.

Does anybody know what happened to Rodrigo Santoro’s voice in 300? It sounds like he is “lip syncing.” It is weird… I’d be devastated if he is not really talking AGAIN in another American-produced movie… Check it out and let me know!

Great to see Rodrigo Santoro playing Xerxes March 19, 2007

Posted by Georgete in Movies.

This weekend, I watched 300 and I was mesmerized. Its computer-made scenes and the beauty of its unusual photography were delightful surprising. Ok, I confess… my major reason to watch this movie was to check on Rodrigo Santoro – one of my favorite Brazilian actors. He plays Xerxes I of Persia. I was impressed and proud of him. I know, I never had a chance to meet him in person … but as another Brazilian, I felt like I was related to him more than anybody else at the cinema. Most recently, I watched “Carandiru,” a movie where Rodrigo plays another spectacular character, which by the way is quite similar to Xerxes in its essence. If you haven’t had a chance to see it, don’t waste more time. Hey Rodrigo, GREAT JOB!