Friday, November 7, 2008

Changeling

This is the best movie in the old film noir tradition I've seen since Chinatown, by Roman Polanski. Eastwood has become one of our best directors. Every detail was perfect. And several performances were superb, but Angolina Jolie and John Malkovitch were terrific, inspired casting, and gave great performances. I loved the casting, lighting, costuming, set decoration, musical score and directing. The were no car chases, no special effects, not explosions, no sex, no nudity. So some of you may not think much of this film, but for old movie buffs it will be a treat. I'm thinking Oscar buzz. And if you're old and going to an early matinee on a weekday in Utah it's only $5. a piece. We smuggle in treats and drinks. I'm a good cheap date.



For more on this film click the title and you'll get all the Wiki details.

11 comments:

Beach Bum said...

I want to see it but since I get Miss Wiggles movie duty on a regular basis I will probably have to wait until it comes out on DVD. Movies don't stay in the theaters very long around here and if I don't see it within two weeks from when it opens I usually don't see it. And this weekend I have to take Wiggles to go see Madagascar 2.

susan said...

Thanks for the tip - it sounds great. I was so afraid the Repubs might pull a win (or a steal) I had a picture ready to post of a bracelet I made a few years ago that says "It's Chinatown, Jake".

We've reached the point where we go to the movie store and come home with old Alfred Hitchcock films. So much of the new stuff is too awful to spend time watching.

Utah Savage said...

Better to be a good dad than an up to the minute movie goer. Late is better than never. Lucky Miss Wiggles.

Utah Savage said...

Susan, you should watch Blindness. It's an incredibly good film. And I bet it will be out soon on DVD.

Liberality said...

That sounds like a movie I wouldn't mind seeing. I hate action movies--especially in the movie theater as the noise level is just plain scary to me. I hate in your face kind of stuff. I like dialog, plot, details and more details.

Utah Savage said...

Lib, you'll probably like this one then.

Stella said...

Very much looking forward to this movie: it's got a lot of scenes of old L.A. that I know will render me terribly nostalgic.

Utah Savage said...

Nic and I were marveling at the sets and the old cars. There was a lot of attention the the details of time and place.

DivaJood said...

I went to see this on Thursday - and I think that Clint Eastwood is one of the finest directors of film ever. He keeps getting better. His attention to detail extends to even the texture of the film itself, which felt of the period - late 1920s, early 1930s. He brought out tremendous performances from his cast, and it is a powerful and disturbing film.

Utah Savage said...

Diva you just said what I wanted to say about the film only better.

linda said...

I don't know if I could handle the psych hospital scenes too well.....triggers, you know....maybe on dvd- but thanks for the recommend... :)