Saturday, May 20, 2006
I can't remember why I picked this one out. It's great, though. I haven't read the book, although I intend to now.
Steve McQueen is brilliant as usual, although I wonder if he worried about being typecast into prison break movies? Probably not.
Not only is this a great story (based on truth, but no doubt embellished a bit), but the film is beautifully shot as well. Almost every frame seems like it could be printed up and hung on the wall as a piece of art, and the techniques used are striking in both their simplicity and their brilliance.
It's a bit of an epic, but absolutely well worth the effort.
Posted by Ed Haszard Morris at 11:24 PM