Sunday, June 04, 2006

big fish

Big Fish (2003) is one of the most beautiful movies i've watched so far. I am well aware of the fact that i can be accused of being a silly melodramatic girly, but i honestly don't care, since i have always adored storytelling (no wonder i am a great fan of fred&farid's essay on advertising being storytelling and so on). Plus, i am a Tintin huge fan (comics fan in general, to be more precise). And these two characteristics enjoyed every single minute of this movie. Thing is, if Tim Burton knows to do something really well, that something is to tell stories. And if people enjoyed and believed in such stories a little more, we would probably live in a better world.

But for those of us who spend most of the time unleashing our imagination and occasionaly finding outrageous explanations for every single detail, for those who look at this world the way everybody else does, but manage to see it quite differently (that is, in that particular, special way), for those who are never ashamed of smiling from their hearts, and who are willing to believe in the most out of the ordinary issues, and who never shout "nonsense" when exposed to something which seems unreal, this movie might be a very pleasant way of spending some time.

As far as the plot is concerned, the movie is no more than a story about some guy trying to find out the real side of his dying father, while reconstructing his fantasy-like side from all sorts of myths his father told him about himself. I can hardly wait to watch the many goodies on the DVD, about which i might add some updates at a later date.

Young Ed Bloom: There's a time when a man needs to fight and a time when he needs to accept that his destiny's lost, the ship has sailed and that only a fool will continue. The truth is I've always been a fool.
Young Ed Bloom: Now I may not have much, but I have more determination then any man you're likely to ever meet.


Anonymous Cristy said...

I would have said you are a silly melodramatic girl if you'd have loved Amelie :)

2:21 PM  
Blogger diana said...

aaa...thanks ?

5:29 PM  
Blogger JM said...

Love everything that Tim Burton does and don't mind admitting that a tear floated in my eye at the end. Check out my blog!

3:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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5:59 PM  
Anonymous Movieadventure said...

Indeed, Big Fish is a beautiful fantasy movie, highly recommended.

12:35 PM  
Anonymous canvas art said...

wow, nice articel i love big fish movie
what do you think about ewan mcgregor acting?

6:30 AM  

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