After watching 'behind the scenes,' even more interesting facts appear: little girl, Alexandria (Catinca Untaru), along with the whole crew except the director, for almost entire shooting process thought that Roy (Lee Pace) ACTUALLY COULD NOT walk – this information makes the film even greater.
THE FALL is one of the great movie from director Tarsem Singh. Maybe, it's only his great movie so far. I realized the storyline of this movie lacks of punch. But somehow, I felt emotionally attached to this movie. It was kinda a simple story beautifully told. THE FALL works because of its sense of art and simplicity of storytelling. THE FALL is a beautiful cinematic experience. Shame, I didn't watch this in cinema..
Some serious ruthless editing needed to be done by someone who wasn't emotionally attached to the footage, and this could have been a truly great film. Although, if that had been done, the financial backers would most likely have noticed that a lot of money was spent on unnecessary sequences, and they'd be correct.
Loved this film for its visuals. Sumptuous, clean, clear & just beautiful. I do agree with most that there is something lacking with the story but I was drawn into the film by watching the relationship develop between the 2 leads. Alexandria's performance is beautiful in its wonder & curiosity for life in contrast with Roy's lack of interest in living life anymore. I've watched it a few times & will watch it again
Visually, I can't recommended this film enough along with some clever editing transitions and beautiful music score. Starting off with what seems to be a great story and interesting characters it quickly goes downhill, with the final half hour of the film which seems to be a complete fuck you to the viewer. Genuinely disappointed in this film which could have had the potential to merge The Cell and Pan's Labyrinth
A beaut with a similar mind complex to mine. The hiccupy straining of language. The pure gibberish of childhood vs the tainted voice of adulthood. The confusion of signs, this film captures it greatly and has a perfect use of beethoven good job tarsem too bad you mainly directed ads
What a powerhouse this is. Script and acting are in check, but the way Singh adds meaning with just film language is amazing. The way he combines bodily effects with cinematographic effects is amazing. In the visual department there is nothing not to like. Great shots and locations. I can imagine people think it has too much pathos, but for me it hit all the right notes.