Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Wow, this movie was phenomenal. This may have been the best movie of last year. It is the academy award winner for best foreign film, and rightfully so. It is a foreign drama about the Stasi (German secret police) in East Germany in 1984, during the time of communism and the retreats across the wall, from east to west Germany. It is about a fight for humanity and was an incredible story. Truly sensational movie!
This movie was pretty funny. It's got some really great parts in it. I have only seen this one and the 3rd and I enjoyed the 3rd better. This one wasn't as consistently funny. But at the end of this movie there is a scene mocking Tom Cruise and Oprah and brought more laughs than I could stomach.
This movie is a classic western. Very traumatic at times, Sergio Leone uses the score, sound effects, and silence to portray the intensity of the movie. The copy I watched had very poor sound quality, but this movie was a huge success for its time.