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Of all the many very good films that I saw at TIFF this past September, there has been one film that stayed with me, the new Danny Boyle film, 127 Hours. And now that it is in limited release, I cannot recommend it enough. Do not let any of the squeamish talk about it prevent you from going. It is intense, but it is a riveting film, very well done, and James Franco scores big points with the job he turns in. I'll be very curious to hear what you have to say once you go. Because it is based on a known true story that was a news item, I don't think there will be any spoilers in what you might have to say.

Date: 2010-11-07 08:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] feelforfaith.livejournal.com
I haven't heard about this movie before, but I just looked it up on IMDB and it sounds interesting. On second thought, your comment about "squeamishness" rings a bell, and I might have heard something about it on the radio the other day. Or maybe it was totally unconnected with this movie, lol. Either way, I will be looking out for it. Thanks for the rec!

Date: 2010-11-07 09:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] itstonedme.livejournal.com
You're welcome. I suspect very much that this was the film you heard the comment about. It's unfortunate. I knew nothing about all that chatter going in, and it's a distraction and an unfortunate set-up. Nearly everyone in the audience was deep into it with this character all the way through.

Date: 2010-11-19 01:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] foxrafer.livejournal.com
I'd never heard of the movie or the real life story before. I can imagine my eyes would be closed for some of the arm stuff; I'm too much of a wimp. I've never really seen James Franco in anything but he always gets great reviews.

Date: 2010-11-19 11:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] itstonedme.livejournal.com
I find James Franco a very flexible actor. He's not like Heath Ledger who could simply disappear into a character. But he's convincing and engaging and usually brings something smart to his roles. He was very funny in Pineapple Express.

(And I read somewhere that this was the role that caused him to decline the one that Orlando took as the rock singer in the Mark Ruffalo flick. Good choice.)

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