Bill and Jo Harding, advanced storm chasers on the brink of divorce, must join together to create an advanced weather alert system by putting themselves in the cross-hairs of extremely violent tornadoes.
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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This film inspired a highly successful TV reality show of the same name in Brazil, where participants were selected from normal people, including executives, graduates and clerks, left in a wild and deserted area of Brazilian landscape and had to survive using techniques similar to the ones mentioned by Anthony Hopkins's character. See more »
Even if the paper clip had been properly magnetized using the knife, chances are exceedingly high that magnetic north would have been to the northeast or even east-northeast from their location, whose exact location was never given. 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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