The only reason I finally got to watch it is that I’m on call at work on a Saturday (this is the most unusual holiday weekend ever)…
A film written by Sam Shepard, directed by Wim Wenders starring Harry Dean Stanton.
The story is hard to explain, the film is an experience… but here’s my summary: this man, Travis is in the middle of the desert where his brother finds him after 4 years where they thought he disappeared and in this “road movie” he discovers his son and wife and as a man going through major psychological issues that are coming to the surface.
The filming wax excellent with the use of colors, lighting, and storytelling.
Also: I love when John Lurie shows up in films unexpectedly.
It was an emotional journey that held my attention for the lengthy, two and a quarter hours film… but instead you are slowly taken along, learning as the character learns.
“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.”—Neil Gaiman (via boxofoctaves)
“David is interested in making movies that can appeal to people, but not in a way in which he’s catering, dumbing down. He expects his audience to be smart. The more of that the better … But he also does not aim for the art house. He aims for the cineplex. I felt the same with NIN. I made music that I thought was uncompromising, but a lot of people appeared to like it.”—Trent Reznor on his collaborations with David Fincher (via thegirlwiththefinchertattoo)
I didn’t watch the Swede version again but I did finish the book days before.
Fincher does an excellent job! Cinematography (my favorite element) was flawless, told/edited in suburb fashion, acting was great. Daniel Craig exceeded my expectations. Music was perfect and held that Fincher way of doing things.
I went into it as a fresh adaptation, not to compare and contrast (which I did anyway) it’s a lengthy film THAT NEEDS TO BE THAT LONG.
I now later this week (when not working or in class) I will watch the extended versions.
I loved all the gasping in the theater! During the most intense scene I had a bloody nose (I get them randomly).. it fit.