What a terrific Movie...Artistically a tour de force, gripping and visually striking, beautiful in color depth and palate. Many, many surprises...(I might like to go see Pakistan....lol).
It is also an important movie. But it is many layered with emotional and intellectual cut-outs along its way...and it is a long, but well worth, 2 hours and 40 minutes of your time. The movie demands your attention and you surrender willingly to it's narrative force.
It is not as it is being portrayed...that's just stupid. However, I don't want to take away anyone's enjoyment of this Movie and so my thoughts will be in comments, under the fold as it were. I supposed that this will stay on the front page for a while and people can add to this Diary as they wish...or as compelled to post their impressions.
We all know how this movie ends. We all know the events...but seeing them again filtered through someone else's sensibility, that was interesting. Eyebrow raising.
I saw the Movie in Hollywood, opening night, opening night crowd, and for me just the theater was an interesting experience. Buying a ticket was like buying an airline ticket, picking a seat in advance that is reserved for you and then searching for your isle and the specific seat assigned. I gave the movie a standing ovation, people joined in, reluctantly at first it seemed, but a few seconds later there was a wave of clapping across the theater.
Certain to be nominated for Best Picture, but with Kathryn Bigelow having won everything for Hurt Locker, I am not yet sure if the movie can win it again for her. But Ms. Bigelow sure is a compelling visual talent!
If you can, go see this movie, it will grab you!
Best Wishes, Traveller