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TRAILER: “Nomina Domini” – A Creepy Adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s “The The Nine Billion Names of God”

Ivan Engler’s 2000 graduation film, Nomina Domini: The Names of the Lord, is quite good. It’s a loose adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s classic short story “The Nine Billion Names of God“. Here, a computer technican is called to a monastary to fix a computer tasked with reciting the names of God to prevent the opening of the gates of Hell.

Warning: NSFW!

Check out the full film at Quiet Earth or the Nomina Domini: The Names of the Lord site.

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4 Comments on TRAILER: “Nomina Domini” – A Creepy Adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s “The The Nine Billion Names of God”

  1. Anyone know why videos like these don’t work in Firefox but they do in Safari (Osx 10.5)?

  2. Opening the gates of Hell? Sigh. Why not just film it as it is? It’s a nice quiet little story with very little trappings of SF (other than the computer) until it delivers that final line.

    Right in your gut.

    And the ending is far more spectacular, when you think about it, than the mere gates of the underworld.

  3. Michael O. // May 11, 2012 at 3:53 pm //

    ^ agreed.

    Also, could we get a NSFW warning in the future? I can usually browse SFSignal without a problem, so I didn’t expect that.

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