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The Fabulous Destiny of Amelie Poulain

Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Amelie, one very innocent movie, is definitely going to give a unique experience to everyone who is watching it. It works on ideas that seem small but actually quite out of the world. It works on normal characters but in a detailed complex manner. It works around every object in a way you can never imagine. It's a Fabulous adventure of a girl called Amelie.
A whole new visual style has been invented in this film. Bruno Delbonnel uses colours in such a brilliant way that Paris is never the Paris I had seen in other movies. The art direction in the movie is also worth mentioning as I feel the sets in the movie looked perfect!
Andrey Tautou is perfect as Amelie and so are the others in the cast.
Jean's inspiring movie has invented a whole new genre for visual presentation. It has life in every frame and is fresh each second. It is one must watch lighthearted movie.

The Island

Kim Ki-duk's The Isle is a film that is meant for very few. It is said to be the movie that gave Ki-duk his international acclaim. The movie centers around a mute girl who rents small cottages on a lake for fishermen. The movie is one top class work on visuals. But the problem why Isle is not meant for everyone is the hidden violence, sex and brutality. A painful atmosphere is very well built by Kim in this picture that runs around 90 minutes. The Isle is a movie that works on a territory of violence that was far unknown to me with a subject, a purpose and a painful emotion of jealous, all to be conveyed to it's desired audience.

The Curious Case of Slumdog Millionaire

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Slumdog Millionaire are two of the major movies that fight for the 2009 Oscar glory. When both the films have a considerably good chance of winning at the Oscars here is what I think.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is an interesting movie which reminded me largely of the 1994 Academy Award winning movie, Forrest Gump. Eric Roth who adapted Forrest Gump is the writer here also. When Gump had its share of comedy to it, Roth has penned a more emotional and dramatic screenplay here. It is not that the movie does not work, the movie works. But then, it falls short of being one really good movie. The short story which the movie is based on has been changed to an extent in this film adaptation. Sadly, the movie is slightly boring for some parts. Yet, what holds this loosely written script is the considerably good execution by director David Fincher. David Fincher has visualised his most emotional movie with care. He has also been able to extract m…