with nothing more then a few actors, and in the film world, a low budget of 2,000,00 dollars. What became of the time she spent there is the 2010 best picture at the Sundance film fest, Winters Bone. I know I may be behind the times but I just watched this film this weekend and was pleasantly suppressed. The main thing for me that got my goat was the realism of it all, despite the strange solution that comes at the end involving a chainsaw, I did not have a hard time feeling for the characters, and caring about what was going on in there life’s. The fact that this film is very well acted and believable, wich may come as a shock, seeing how several of he main actors have never acted in there life’s, and are true residences of the area of the filming. As a director it would seem rather a huge chance to take, asking people to act who have never read a line in there life, but for Debra, the result was great, earning her the unofficial title of lowest grossing film to be nominated for best picture sense Peter Yates: The Dresser (1983), All in all this is a very good film with tasteful shots and great use of the medium of film to make the audience see how it would truly feel to be in that situation. I would say a GOOD film worth a watch.
The end of the world....A popular topic amoung film makers of our time. There are many differenty way portrayed in cinema today such as Cataclismic events in 2012...Giant Freezes in The Day After Tomorrow and last but not least alien apocalypse in the film up for inspection Independence Day. Written by Dean Devlin and Ronald Emmerich and directed by Rondald Emmerich a director who has much experience in the genre of Apocalypitc nature in fact has directe all of the movies listed above. I remember watching this movie when i was much younger and of course I loved it then, lots of killing, lots of epic explosions, and Will Smith. That was a never miss formula for me when i was younger, and watching it now these are many of the same reasons that I enjoy the film. I find myself very inpresed with the amount of convienceing special effects, seeing how this movie was made in 1996 it would seem that there would be some corny effects however i relize as i think about it that the year '96 brought us such gems as Michale Bay's The Rock, Brian De Palmas Mission Impossible, and Jan De Bont's Twister all of which have well done effects. So good visually and the soundtrack is what your would expect from a ninties blockbuster hit with lots of orcastrated music and dramitic builds, However now we must adress the acting. Independence Day has some well acted moments...as well as the complete contrairy with many corny one liners and just giggle worthy acting. Moments such as Bill Pullmans "Independence Day" speech (he plays President Thomas J. Whitmore) redeem many of the films painfull one liners such as Will Smith's (Who plays Captin Steve Miller) "Now that is what i call a close encounter" which at the time in 96 may have not been a joke in it self but now just provides laughs. Despite the many chuckel worthy oneliners soild proformances are givin my most actors involved. And as im a sucker for most things with Jeff Goldblum signed on (have you seen his pecks) I must say between Bill Pullman, Randy Quaid, and him he acting is saved. I can totaly see why i dug this movie as a child and i can say now that i still am a fan, well done, deciently acted, good score, and verry cinematic direction. I can promise you that his will not be the last time in my life i say "hello old frind" to Independence Day.