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WHAT WE THINK:
– Enjoyable to watch.
JUST A FEW WORDS:
A great rhythm and pace make this film thoroughly enjoyable – it’s usually really hard to keep audience attention this long when you have one character. Very interesting use of different audiovisual devices. Good performance by James Franco, you really root for him. And then, the Sigur Ròs song happens….
- Performance by James Franco.
- Use of different devices.
- Great tension.
- A Sigur Ròs tune (!!).
- Almost a physical response to the film.
- Dramatization of the facts for entertainment purposes.
- The awful shot of the energy drink – a proper ad.
- As often happens with some of Boyle’s films, you start wondering what’s beyond the clean, polished, almost music tv videoclip and you end up in a territory where you don’t want to be.
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127 Hours (2010) Biography, Drama | 94min | 25 February 2011 (Italy) 7.6
Director: Danny BoyleWriter: Danny Boyle, Simon BeaufoyStars: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate MaraSummary: 127 Hours is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Over the next five days Ralston examines his life and survives the elements to finally discover he has the courage and the wherewithal to extricate himself by any means necessary, scale a 65 foot wall and hike over eight miles before he can be rescued. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls friends, lovers, family, and the two hikers he met before his accident. Will they be the last two people he ever had the chance to meet? Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures
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