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When a sudden plague of blindness devastates a city, a small group of the afflicted band together to triumphantly overcome the horrific conditions of their imposed quarantine.
Fourth watch of Dystopian December. When I heard that the director of City of God and The Constant Gardener had produced an amalgam of REC and Perfect Sense, I was of course apt to include it in this challenge. Unfortunately, whereas the latter was a very stylish take on the genre, this film deals with the idea of losing one’s senses in a much more offhand manner; for example, in contrast to the characters in Perfect Sense, nobody in Blindness seemed able to adapt him or herself to the new situation, not even a little, turning their life stagnant and therefore completely worthless if it wasn’t for the one person that was left unaffected by the epidemic. Another example is…
Good story....good acting....good post apocalyptic scenes. So it gets a 3 star rating. Watching the movie was not a fun experience at all. I wanted to see the movie for awhile...so mission accomplished. But I will not be watching again anytime soon. Interesting trivia... characters have no names just descriptions....like Dr., Dr's wife, pharmacist. Mark Ruffalo and Julianne Moore play a married couple a few years before they made The Kids Are Alright.
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is King.
José Saramago is one of my country's greatest achievements. He won one of our two Nobel prizes and, although many hate to study his work through high school, public opinion held him in very high regard until his death in 2010. So, when one of his books made it to Hollywood, it made an impact: news segments, articles, interviews, you name it. Being paired with Fernando Meirelles, a brazilian director, made it all even more special. Together, they gave us Blindness.
In a day just like any other, a man inexplicably goes blind in the middle of traffic. The following days more and more people lose their eyesight, and…
Its rare that a movie improves upon a piece of literature. Fernando Meirelles' (dir. City of God, The Constant Gardener) adaptation does just that. Before the Nobel Prize winning author, José Saramago died, he saw the film version of his book and cried with satisfaction. See here: bit.ly/13ymYR
Film #24 of the "Scavenger Hunt 3" Challenge!
Task #21: "A film featuring a blind person!"
That's not an easy film, it's hard to swallow and that's exactly what makes it so beautiful, the poetry is everywhere, from precise direction to the uneasy and uncomfortable cinematography, great acting all over it's cast, specially from Julianne Moore, once again proving why she's one of the finest working actors, this is not a movie about an apocalypse, neither is about how humanity dies, it's about society and it's about people, real people, recovering from it's damages, borning again, the layers of metaphors distilled all over it's two hours running are endless and ultimately genius.
A bad movie, from a MASTERFUL novel. Saramago is one of my favorite authors, and Blindness one of my favorite books. One would wonder why it took me so long to see the film adaptation, which Saramago himself was quite fond of. It attempts to maintain the spirit of his novel, and the bare bones of the story and characters, but it can't hold a candle to the novel because it can't delve into each character with the depth and force with which they're explored in the novel. Though I suppose it's unfair of me to expect this.
Meirelles has a notoriously choppy style, which can make for a truly gripping film, i.e. City of God, but also makes it difficult to leave any specific images burned into the audience's mind. Some scenes of Blindness benefit from his style, but other scenes do not. Skip this and read the book.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
i was watching this because gael was in it and he got fucking killed i'm dissapointed
الشيء الوحيد الأكثر رعبا من العمى هو أن تكون الشخص الوحيد الذي يری في حجر صحي حيث يكون الصراع على العيش هو المطلب الأول
What a movie...
This one gets grim. Grim and dark indeed. I won't say anymore, so take a look for yourself. Glad I checked it out.
'blindness'_first view_top drawer from the drop. spot-on everything, which is generally
a sign to stop making divots in your "acceptable cinema" score card and pay attention. i did.
rewarding. showed me fine film-making in places that i did not previously know that fine film-
making could be found. little places. 'little' as in "these people are watching all the exits and
nothing is getting past them". opens its play with an apparent serene-to-unsettling gambit
which doesn't seem to phrase or meter itself the way it's 'supposed to' ... and surprise, it
works like snorted salt. the undertow is slow and patient. before you can say 'reasonable
precautions' things get truly and very nasty. not cute nasty. honest nasty. smelly,
"Either the blindness spread the panic or the panic spread the blindness."
When Fernando Meirelles showed his 2008 film Blindness to José Saramago, the author of the original book upon which it was based, Saramago loved it. Unfortunately for them, neither critics nor audiences connected with the allegorical film. It’s a tough watch with questionable character motivations and a fairly depressing world view. But some people still really love it, creating quite a variety of reactions to the film well worth talking about. Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we discuss the penultimate film in our Disease Films series, Meirelles’ Blindness.
We talk about why the film worked for Andy but didn’t work for Pete and…
While I have some issues with this film, I enjoy it overall. If you look at it as a straight-up story, I think it becomes more problematic, but if you look at it as more of an allegorical or metaphorical one, there's a lot of strength.
It's also shot in a way that's fitting for a movie about not being able to see. I loved the cinematography.
Blindness is a film about a disease that makes people blind and in order to stop the spread, the blind are quarantined together. I thought the concept of this movie started off strong, but it turned bad and progressively got worse from there. The idea of grouping together a bunch of people who don't know how to deal with being blind, and then one sighted person making it in there with them is interesting. However, it seems that every human being in this film is an idiot. I mean we have a doctor who should know that clearly his wife has some kind of immunity, and therefore she needs to get out of the quarantine as quickly as possible so…
Slowly making my way through Mark Ruffalo's filmography. Definitley not one of his bests. The movie had an interesting concept but was not good. To rate his looks I'd say like 7 out of 10 for him. He grows a beard about 30 minutes in and that was a good but overall not even cracking the top 10 of his best looks.
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