Sunday, January 21, 2007
Recasting Pan's Labyrinth
Brando as Pan, the faun
Sula as Ofelia, the young orphan girl with an overactive imagination
and Zephyr as Mercedes, the servant of two opposing masters
I've also managed to catch Children of Men and The Painted Veil, both of which were also excellent. Far better than most of the movies that are getting award attention. The Painted Veil was partcularly surprsing in this way, because I saw it by default and might have otherwise missed it. The lead characters are completely unsympathetic, and the scenes are all underplayed, so by the end it was unexpected to discover I actually cared about what happened to them.