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Burn after reading…..

In drama, family, feature film on October 26, 2008 at 12:43 AM

Well frankly, it was quite a deception.Especially after No Country For Old Man. No real surprise. And an end that ends in a fishtail. The memoirs of an ex-CIA agent ( John Malkovich) ends up in the ends of two employees at a gym ( Frances McDormand and Brad Pitt), who think they can money talk the original owner of the document. The Coen brothers used a different DP, which can be felt in the look of the film. Brad Pitt’s acting was quite amusing in the role of the ambiguisly gay employee, but does not sell the entire film and the film in its globality really felt like a film commanded by the studios and nothing more.

“I am Legend”, The last man on earth

In drama, family, feature film, horror, psychological on January 3, 2008 at 2:38 PM

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“I am Legend” is the second feature film of Francis Lawrence, important music videos director ( Britney Spears, Aerosmith) but also of “Constantine”. “Legend” starring Will Smith who plays the role of the last man on Earth, scientist still searching for a cure to a virus (created by the Man) that annihilated Earth. 

In this new film, Lawrence approaches the theme of the last man on earth. “legend”, coming from Latin “legenda” or ” thing to be read”, shows well the projection of the audience in the future and the not-to-far status of the man. The film is intercut between scenes of  Robert Neville’s lonely daily life in NYC, trying to find a cure, an between flashbacks showing the end of the days. The showing a NYC full of life ( flashbacks), next to a completely empty one with wilderness taking over the city, creates a very interesting contrast.

This film shows the Man should fear himself more than the end of times, or the Sun extinction.