Thursday, February 17, 2011
Rec. #49: The Fall
What: In The Fall, Lee Pace is a stunt man recovering from a career-killing injury in 1920s Los Angeles. In the hospital, he spends his time doing two things: telling an epic revenge story to a young girl who's lost everything, and planning for his suicide. (The Fall also features personal fave Justine Waddell. Lee Pace is apparently very comfortable working with British brunettes.) The film is absolutely visually stunning, but without the strong plot, dialogue, and acting, it would just have been a series of gorgeous pictures. With them, it's a powerful, moving piece of cinema. With gorgeous pictures.
Comparable to: What was the last dizzying, lush, surreal adventure story you saw? It's like that.
Representative quote: "You always stop at the same part, when it's very beautiful. Interesting."
You might not like it if: You are tortured by the idea that you will probably never get to see this on the big screen. (Unless you did. If you did, don't tell me.)
How to get it: It's available to watch instantly on Netflix and available to buy on demand from Amazon. But, really, watch it on the biggest screen you can.
Connection to previous Wreckage: We love Lee Pace for several things. One of them is that he played Jaye's brother on Wonderfalls (Rec. #2).