This was a quality ghost story, with an old fashioned ambiance; downright spooky. I did not see it coming, and it's such an original concept to use in a ghost story. Și el începe să internalizeze viața lor — ușor, pentru că el nu are nici viața proprie, nu iubitor, nici hobby, nu distrage atenția de la său loc de muncă o singură minte. Și atunci deciziile instinctiv care aleg calea sa pentru el. The production design by Benjamin Fernandez and specially the cinematography by Javier Aguirresarobe are extraordinary.
Not to mention, that in the film everyone who enters the house, must close the previous door, before opening the next. Așa cum a jucat în executarea subtilitate infinită Muehe, el ceasuri Dreyman ca o pisică așteaptă un șoarece. The came Abre los ojos, a very powerful second film that immediately put him aside some of the leading directors there, like Pedro Almodovar, Carlos Saura, or Fernando Trueba. În scurt timp, sensibilul și meticulosul securist va fi pur și simplu fascinat de lumea ce i se descoperă prin intermediul microfoanelor care împânzesc casa scriitorului. The children Alakina Mann and James Bentley are also fantastic. The first half, or even three quarters, seemed to move along a bit slowly, but it felt necessary to build the suspense to the point where I was biting my nails in anticipation of the inevitable.
Mills, and very surprising performances of a mute and an old gardener are given by Elaine Cassidy and Eric Sykes. That little twist on the story was just great. Condus de spectrul de agresiune din afară, îl contracarat cu agresiune din interior, ca un fel de anti-toxina. I was torn between empathy and disgust for her at times, but she definitely succeeded at captivating me with their lives and story. This provides us with a very creepy, and dark atmosphere.
Adevărat, dușmanii ei au fost reale. It makes the film completely opposite than other ghost stories, with Grace not afraid of the dark, and making sure to keep the light out, to save her children. The film is anchored by her presence, and she plays off the other actors extremely well -- note the tense relationship she has with Anne, her daughter. Sober and discreet when needed, yet grand all the same. I highly recommend this film to every fan of ghost stories. When the two lock eyes, it's like watching two trains crash head-first into one another. This is his first giant Hollywood adventure with stars in the cast and American money and yet he has total control over everything.
This is a film that will not be forgotten. Fionnula Flanagan was also fantastic as Mrs. The screenplay - by Amenabar himself - is not totally unique filmfreaks who're familiar with expressionism highlights from the 60's will quickly guess the hidden plot twist but it's filled with ingenious findings and sublime dialogues. This is one of the best movies I have seen all year, and one of the top horror stories ever told. Not only did Alejandro Amenabar direct, and score, but he wrote the great, and well-developed screenplay. He revolutionized Spanish cinema when he arrived on the scene with Thesis, at only 24 years of age. Precise, exact, nothing is gratuitous or excessive.
And then the children, held their own and even stole a few scenes from the more experienced players were just hellishly creepy. Alejandro Amenabar is a very young and talented director, born in Chile and raised in Spain. Apartamentul este ocupat de un dramaturg numit Dreyman Sebastian Koch și amanta lui din The Lives of Others, actrita Christa-Maria Sieland Martina Gedeck. It's such a relief to finally see a subtle film that is also effective! The director himself said it was an homage to directors like Alfred Hitchcock to whom he has been compared somewhat prematurely. Temându-se că cetățenii săi nu erau loiali, acesta le-a inspirat să fie.
And the servants who were also finely played will keep you guessing the whole way through. Dar nu este nimic la pinul pe el. Finally, I cannot but mention the crew of the film. It's tense, scary, and very memorable -- I don't think I'll ever forget the image of a terrified Nicole Kidman clutching her rosary beads around her shotgun as she tears down the halls of her dreadful Victorian mansion. Un spion loial trebuie să fie adevărat sa comercială, iar acum Wiesler se cere a fi false pentru a dovedi loialitatea.
To accompany all the atmosphere we get a fabulous score by the director, Alejandro Amenabar. She really creeped me out, and I didn't know where she stood. I am still waiting to watch Le fabuleux destin d'Amelie Poulain, La stanza del figlio, The shipping news, The hours and Italiensk for begyndere, but I know it will remain amongst those at the top. Every time you think you have it figured out, some of the household help will pop up and throw the whole framework off-kilter. This film is yet another horror film that proves that big budget special effects suck! She and James Bently, who played Nicolas, really seemed like siblings.
Condus de suspiciune, sau poate de invidie sau simpla curiozitate, Wiesler are de căruțaș plat prin cablu și începe o anchetă oficială ascultare din The Lives of Others. When you get to it, you'll be satisfied, and it ties up everything that's happened in the movie up to that point quite well. It'll be stuck in my mind for a long time. The only disappointment in this movie is the ending, which is slightly anti-climactic. This may be one of her best performances ever She was also great in this years Moulin Rouge.
Nici măcar în timpul talk perna. Dar filmul este relevantă astăzi, ca guvernul nostru ignoră habeas corpus, se practică tortura secrete, și solicită pentru dreptul de a intercepta și trage cu urechea asupra cetățenilor săi. It also sets the mood of the film, and makes the scary scenes, even scarier. Fionnula Flanagan the sweet old lady from Waking Ned Devine is trully magnificent as the governess, Mrs. Predictable in parts, but it still leaves you guessing. Există doar ca fata goale, iar cele mai mici indicațiile ceea ce s-ar putea fi de gândire. But it seemed almost anti-climactic, and I was left feeling a little bit let down.