Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Date Night Movie
We had a date tonight. It was a very good night. We went to see The Assassination of Jesse James. I know I won't have words that really describe it because there were just so many good things about this film. The lighting, the shooting, the sets, the wardrobe, the writing, the acting, the music...just every little thing in this movie was really excellent to me.
There is a scene in the beginning with a train robbery and the lighting and shots they did for it just stunning. The light was shining between trees and then you see the guys who are going to rob the train every once in a while. The shots of that were hazy around the edges. The shots of the riding in the snow. I could go on and on just naming shot after shot.
From the New York Observer: "The extraordinary expressive performers, male and female; the haunting interior and exterior conflicts; the painstaking authenticity of the period detail; and the subtly modulated mood shifts all combine to make a modern masterpiece of an old legend."
I think that sums it up for me. I know many probably thought it was too long and with the narration maybe like listening to a book being read but I thought it was mesmerizing. And I believe it is probably a movie that will end up in our DVD collection.