Thursday, November 08, 2007

20:07 (the chokecherry tree)

screenshots from the 20th minute and 7th second of a movie
this image courtesy of Nick. Thanks.

8 comments:

Jimmy said...

Spencer's Mountain?

Anonymous said...

I can barely see that picture, but the reference comes from "Beloved", so I'll go with that.

Anonymous said...

Titus

Nick Davis said...

This movie isn't perfect, and being attached to a virtually perfect novel didn't help. BUT. I think it deserved a lot more credit than it got.

And though Oscar's 1998 lists for Best Supporting Actress and Actor are thing I almost can't even talk about (except to say WHAT ON EARTH, Kathy Bates, excepted), I will allow this comment: Kimberly Elise and Thandie Newton deserved to be on that list. Elise because she keeps such a tight hold on the character who's eventually going to inherit the entire thematic and narrative thrust of the movie; Newton because, really, can you imagine reading Beloved on the page and thinking of a way to play her? Newton's waaay out there, but good for her. Memorable and frightening and pitiful and still somehow sympathetic.

Catherine Cantieri said...

What Nick said, especially about Elise and Newton. I saw Beloved as celebrating the simple act of survival, especially considering the odds against it, and that shot of Sethe with her scars captures that idea.

Damn. I need to see that movie again. Off to Netflix...

Anonymous said...

i think this movie suffered from the straisand-I-CAN! syndrome. kudos to oprah for getting demme and co. i only wish she had the forsight to stand back and just let the others do the acting.

-ryansumera

Anonymous said...

from imdb:

"To prepare for her role as a slave, Oprah Winfrey went through a 24-hour simulation of the experience of slavery, which included being tied up and blindfolded and left alone in the woods."

maybe they should have just left her tied up in the woods and just come back for her after post-prod, no?

-ryansumera

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