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Monday, June 2, 2008

Dem Reviews: The Fall

Storytelling is a dying art form. We're all used to seeing fully fleshed out, CG universes and in doing so, we let our imaginations take the back seat for most of the ride. Sure, we're stimulated by what creatives have come up with but it's only a ping to our underused creativity and because of this most people decide to let others create and entertain rather than having something emerge from the depths of one's own mind. So what does that have to do with this film? Well, at it's most basic, this film is about the ability for one person's verbal oratory to manifest itself as an entirely different life form than what was originally intended and the effects that in which said story can affect the person taking it in. Film making is the next step in evolution for passing along stories but the film does service by showing the two vastly different and yet familiar mediums. I suggest you remember back in the days when your parents or siblings or whoever used to tell you stories and the images that jumped into your head as the words flowed. Remember that practice and take those with you when you go watch this film, which is one of my favorite films of the year so far and I'm so glad this film was made and that we got it here in Fresno not to long after it's initial release date.

The Fall - 4 Stars (out of 5)

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