I‘m giving Ray a B+.
Foxx … just give him the Oscar now.
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I thought of Malick’s films when I read your post. I’ve heard that during filming he cleaves to the actions in the script and only in the editing room takes liberties with breaking up the narrative.
I agree that film can reach us in a whole deeper way than language.A good example of the use of visual and musical cinematic art is HERO.
In my review I wrote:The visual mythology of Yimou Zhang transcends the language barriers in his Chinese film, “Ying Xiong” or “Hero.” Inviting us to enter the magical world he has created, we experience his tale with our entire souls and not just our eyes and ears. Entering into the myth that is being told, the visual arts and musical scores make each moment a feast that we don’t want to end as they support the fluid movement of the dancing fighters. Similar in style to “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” we are now taken to another level of art.