samajama wrote: NolitaFairytale wrote:
And I love Lee Pace
. Did anyone see him in The Fall
? He was quite excellent in it.
No, I haven't. What's it about?
It's kinda complicated. Anyway, The Fall
takes place sometime in the 1920s. It is about an imigrant girl who breaks her collarbone after falling out of a tree, and is admitted into a Los Angeles hospital for treatment. One day, while wondering the hospital, she comes across Roy (Lee Pace), a movie stunt double who was forced to retire after an injury that paralyzed him from the waist down. Anyway, Roy has been battling depression, mainly due to the fact that the woman who he was madly in love with ran off with the leading man of Roy's last movie. Because of this, Roy has decided to commit suicide by way of overdosing on pills from the hospital. Upon meeting the girl, Roy sees her as a way to get the pills, and tricks her to get them for him, by telling her a fantastic story, princesses, warriors, villians, the whole bit. The story mirrors the frustrations Roy has with his life. The story starts out light and happy, with the familiar faces of the hospital as the characters. However, the story eventually takes a darker turn, at which point the girl realizes that this story is a matter of life and death for Roy.
Anyway, aside from having a unique and fantastic plot, this movie is probably the most visually stunning movie I have ever seen. The director, Tarsem, spent the good part of ten years getting these shots perfect. What's more, all the scenes are shot on location, with absolutely no CGI, which gets hard to believe during some of the scenes. Anyway, if you are looking for examples of great acting, fantastic cinematography, and a unique story line, go see The Fall
Still need proof? Here's the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1YwOybwTrc