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 was suffering from a slipped disc throughout filming, and incorporated the pain he felt from this into his performance. See more »
You can not magnetize a needle (or an unbent paper clip or watch hand) to use as a "floating compass" by rubbing it on silk. That will not magnetize it. See more »
[after successfully fighting a bear]
For all my life, I've have wanted to do something that was, um, that was unequivocal.
Well, Charlie, I certainly think this qualifies.
See, Charles, that's why they call it personal growth. A month ago, old Smokey here would've reared up, you probably would've called your lawyer!
Nah, I wouldn't do that to an animal.
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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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