Long Lost Review: The Fall (2006)

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The Fall

Directed by: Tarsem Singh

In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances.

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I’m changing it up a bit this month, so instead of a book, it’s an amazing movie that I don’t think enough people know about. The Fall is a visually stunning film that blurs the lines between cinema, story, truth, and lies – I absolutely loved this movie and just need to share my love for it.

First of all, this is a Tarsem Singh film so it is going to be visually stunning – there are these beautiful extreme wide shots that occur throughout the film, and the use of colour within the movie is nothing short of genius. There are such bold cinematic choices that all combine to tell this fantastical, intricate, and visually jaw dropping story.

I’m not going to lie, a big draw for this movie is Lee Pace. I first fell in love with this humble pie maker in Pushing Daisies (which deserves WAAAAY more love than it got) and I have been eager to see this actor any other chance I get. Although I will admit that have not seen The Hobbit trilogy yet but have seen many lovely GIF of his elven character.

Almost as stunning as the cinematography is the costume design. The masked bandit has such an amazing costume and all of the fantasy elements and characters are so out there and colourful. Just check out the below smouldering look from The Fall.

Enough of me waxing poetic, The Fall is amazing movie that tells a heartbreaking and fantastical story. I laughed, I cried, I sobbed – I really recommend you watch the below trailer.

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