Thursday, 2 October 2008

The Fall - new film from Tarsem Singh

Looking to do a decent job of a League of Extraordinary People-esque set-up is the new film from visionary director Tarsem Singh, The Fall.

It's presented by brilliant directors David Fincher and Spike Jonze so their patronage should get more bums on seats. Here is the basic premise:

At a Los Angeles hospital in the 1920s, Alexandria is a child recovering from a broken arm. She befriends Roy Walker, a movie stunt man with legs paralyzed after a fall. At her request, Roy tells her an elaborate story about six men of widely varied backgrounds who are on a quest to kill a corrupt provincial governor. Between chapters of the story, Roy inveigles Alexandria to scout the hospital's pharmacy for morphine. As Roy's fantastic tale nears its end, Death seems close at hand.

Here is a review from uber critic Roger Ebert.

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