Wednesday, October 22, 2008

What I am Watching: The Fall (2006)

One of my very favorite people gave me this movie for my birthday. In all our years as friends he has never given me a movie, so I knew when I unwrapped it that it must be something special. And oh, how it is!
Set in the Los Angeles of the 20's, a little immigrant girl finds herself in a hospital recovering from a fall harvesting orange trees. She strikes up an unlikely friendship with a bedridden man who captivates her with a whimsical story that removes her far from the bleak confines of the hospital into the exotic landscapes of her imagination. I have never seen a child's eye view so carefully committed to film before, and this is a film as lush and stunningly beautiful as
anything I have ever seen. Filmed in 18 countries over four years, with a child in the cast as realistically childlike as in any film in recent memory. I recommend this movie highly.
Thanks Rogie, you have always known my true heart. :)

2 comments:

Godinla said...

I'll have to look for this film on Netflix. Love the new avatar, by the way. Could use more belly movement though. Shake it, baby!

R said...

You are so very welcome, dear! I am thrilled you enjoyed it as much as I did.
Love,
Roger