Simon Templar has no real family, no real home and Simon Templar isn't even his real name. Yet Simon Templar, also known as the Saint for his use of creating false identities using the ... See full summary »
A model has her rich, much older husband come with her to a photo shoot. But when their plane crashes in the middle of nowhere, a strong mind game erupts between the clever husband and the jealous young photographer as they try to get back to civilization. Written by
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Anthony Hopkins had a brush with death during shooting in Alberta, Canada. During filming he was taking painkillers for a neck problem. He fell in a river, and didn't feel how cold he was becoming until he began to suffer from hypothermia. He had to be rushed to hospital to be treated. See more »
When they're lifting a large tree to cross the river one of the shots reveals that the top of the tree has been sawed off a few feet above the actors' heads. See more »
What's so good about this picture? Well, it's actually very well shot and some very nice writing by Mamet.
Many people probably haven't even heard of this picture, the title is uninspiring but the film isn't.
The direction is superb, the widescreen frame is filled with details and characters use the 2.35:1 scope very well. The film is shot with the cinema screen in mind, not pan and scan. The photography is beautiful, the landscape comes alive, sometimes it steals the picture away from the characters.
The acting is fine, but sometimes a bit more meat was required in the middle of the picture. I don't think the actors had enough depth, but overall not bad.
The picture is about survival and that's all I will say.
The final frames are disappointing, should've been handled better.
The director did a terrific job capturing the Alaska terrain.
As usual, please view this picture in widescreen otherwise people you would have only seen 57% of the picture. There is only one way to enjoy the photography, and that's in widescreen.
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