Tuesday, September 06, 2005

"The Constant Gardner" Meirelles keeping it constant


"The Constant Gardner" I have been waiting for this film to come out for while now, since I am a huge fan of City of God, Fernando Meirelles's previous work, i was wondering what he was going to provide us with next, and i have to say he delivered well.

The film is based on on John La Carre's novel with the same name, and deals with love, deception, sacrifice and for us jordanians, something we always love, global conspiracy.

The cinematography is top notch, delivering a wide pallete of colors, tones and hues. The choice to defriniate between flashbacks and locations with the use of different camera techniques and an eye for the epic make it very pleasing to watch.

Music blends between African traditonal music and a thriller theme, which worked well for me.

More importantly the film delivers a message, its not much about the thriller its been portrayed as, but more of a film that brings out the extremes that humans can go to, to achieve what suits them best.

I could go on about this film, but I think you need to check it out for yourselves. It rare to see an audience sit and actually watch the end credits, and that's what happened yesterday. Tells you something about it.

6 Comments:

Blogger Natasha said...

Thanks for the informative review. I will definetly make sure to check it out:-))

1:30 PM  
Blogger Lina said...

I absolutely loved City of God, so I can't wait to check out this one! thanks for letting us know :)

3:45 PM  
Blogger jameed said...

I doubt it will make to the theaters in this freaking state. anyway, i nettiflixed.

w 3ala qolet ahl il karak,...merci

8:17 PM  
Blogger Natasha said...

Jameed,
Come to DC, yalla bitsalleena;-)

9:15 PM  
Blogger jameed said...

Wallahi ya Natasha it is on the books. but let's "recover" from Amman's trip first :D

10:38 PM  
Blogger Laith said...

jameed, you should go in April, you would have recovered by then.

10:55 PM  

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