"The Fall"

by MediaPhile@evpl on Wednesday, September 17 2008, 1:59pm. Viewed 860 times.

TfallHE FALL is an absolutely breathtaking and heartbreaking movie that deserves a wide audience.

Indian Director Tarsem Singh, creator of the widely panned but visually interesting THE CELL starring Jennifer Lopez, also produced the powerful R.E.M. video "Losing My Religion."

Singh spent five years and a great deal of his money making THE FALL -- without studio help or interference.  He filmed scenery on five different continents as backdrops for the fantasy story at the heart of this film.

This is one of those movies with two levels.  One level is a Catholic hospital staffed by incredibly symathetic and loving doctors and nurses in 1920s Los Angeles.  Two of its most intriguing patients are a young stuntman who has emerged paralyzed and morose from his first job.  The other is a five-year-old Gypsy girl recovering from an arm broken while picking oranges with her migrant parents.

Roy (Lee Pace) entertains Alexandria (Catinka Untaru) by spinning a marvelous tale about Governor Odious and the five men - including Charles Darwin and his monkey - marooned on a desert island, each determined to seek revenge against Odious for different reasons.

Catinka Untaru is a young Romanian actress with amazing talent.  I guarantee that you will be both awed and moved by her performance. 


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on Thursday, September 18 2008, 8:23am

LOSING MY RELIGION lyrics

Oh, life is bigger
It's bigger than you
And you are not me
The lengths that I will go to
The distance in your eyes
Oh no, I've said too much
I set it up

(chorus)
That's me in the corner
That's me in the spotlight, I'm
Losing my religion
Trying to keep up with you
And I don't know if I can do it
Oh no, I've said too much
I haven't said enough
I thought that I heard you laughing
I thought that I heard you sing
I think I thought I saw you try

Every whisper
Of every waking hour I'm
Choosing my confessions
Trying to keep an eye on you
Like a hurt lost and blinded fool, fool
Oh no, I've said too much
I set it up

Consider this
Consider this
The hint of the century
Consider this
The slip that brought me
To my knees failed
What if all these fantasies
Come flailing around
Now I've said too much

I thought that I heard you laughing
I thought that I heard you sing
I think I thought I saw you try
But that was just a dream
That was just a dream

(repeat chorus)

But that was just a dream
Try, cry, why try?
That was just a dream

Just a dream, just a dream

Dream