Thursday, March 27, 2008

two more films I yammer on about

I forgot to mention that m and I watched The Diving Bell and the Butterfly among all those other films I wrote about.

It's certainly worth mentioning and viewing. Based on the true life story of French journalist who develops a strange sort of whole body paralysis after suffering from a stroke, the story is well told and you will be amazed by the tenacity of the journalist as you learn of his recovery process. It's quite inspiring, but also quite sad. It's also beautifully filmed.

Switching gears a bit M and I watched Be Kind Rewind last weekend.
It's directed by Michel Gondry whose visual style I simply love. He's so creative and does a fantastic job of sustaining the sort of wonder and curiosity that children have, but in a film. I think I've watched all his movies and this is probably my favorite visually. The story was good, but not as soul stirring as The Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind was. And I far preferred the visual effects in this film than in his last The Science of Sleep. Okay, maybe not. It's been a while since I've seen both films, and I was kind of turned off by the story for The Science of Sleep so I can't remember as much about the visuals. But definitely Be Kind Rewind was enjoyable and entertaining.

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