SE7EN aka: Seven

A few nice Brad Pitt images I found:

SE7EN aka: Seven
Brad Pitt
Image by T Hoffarth
This is the location where the final scene for the movie SE7EN was shot with Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey…and, in a way, Gwyneth Paltrow. I knew it was shot about ten miles East of Lancasrer, CA but it took a bit of hunting to find the exact spot. I noticed in the movie you can see at least 3 or 4 different styles of high tension wire towers as well as a dirt road intersection. Each dirt road follows 2 styles of towers. This is where they intersect.
This photo faces SW and contains the mountain range seen in the background of many of the Brad Pitt scenes.

Day 99/365 – Curious Case, Great Movie
Brad Pitt
Image by Kevin H.
Tonight I met up with my friend Adriana and we went to the movie theater in Chinatown to see "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." It was excellent. Although it’s a fairly long movie (2:47), it never seemed long and didn’t drag at all. The story kept moving and kept you interested in learning what was going to happen next.

In case you are unfamiliar with the plot, the movie concerns a guy who is born backwards in time — he starts out as an old man with arthritis and cataracts and then grows younger as he ‘ages.’ It’s based on a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald and although it’s a bit of a "high concept" premise, the movie never feels contrived. It’s engrossing, adventurous, dramatic, romantic, melancholy, and — in quite a few spots — flat out funny.

The performances were good. Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett did a nice job with their parts, but the movie was absolutely stolen by the actress who played Pitt’s adoptive mother. The actor who portrays the tugboat captain did quite a good job as well. They also did an amazing job with the make-up and computer animation, so that it never looked fakey as the characters either aged or got younger.

The movie definitely has echoes of "Forest Gump" in that it deals with a boy growing up with the stigma of being ‘different’ who is very close to his protective mother, who comes of age traveling the world and serving in wartime, who has a star-crossed romance with a woman he’s known since childhood, and who fears that any child of his will suffer from his condition. Despite that, though, it doesn’t feel like a retread or a knock-off of any other film.

Two things to look out for if you decide to go see this movie — the guy who pops up occasionally to discuss being struck by lightning and the moment every woman in the theater sighs simultaneously. Here’s a hint, it features Pitt riding a motorcycle and seemed to have a pretty universal effect on the distaff portion of the audience (including Adriana). The guys were less impressed. It was a cool motorcycle, though.

(January 15, 2009)

IMG_8639 Diane Kruger
Brad Pitt
Image by SpreePiX – Berlin
Deutschland-Premiere von Quentin Tarantino´s "Inglourious Basterds" am Potsdamer Platz in Berlin.

Darsteller: Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Diane Kruger, Daniel Brühl, Til Schweiger, Gedeon Burkhard und August Diehl

Regie: Quentin Tarantino

Kino-Start: 20.08.2009

Infos und Trailer:

movies.universal-pictures-international-germany.de/inglou…

Copyright 2009 by SpreePiX

info@spreepix.de

6 thoughts on “SE7EN aka: Seven”

  1. Have you read the short story? I have and I can’t decide whether I want to taint it with the film. Thoughts?

  2. @JW – Definitely see it. I haven’t read the story (yet), but I believe the movie is somewhat loosely based on it, so I think you could treat them as two separate things and not have to worry about the movie ruining the story for you.

    @Erin – Loved it! And you’re dead right about the cinematography, especially the scene where Cate Blanchett is dancing barefoot in the bandstand by the water trying to seduce Brad Pitt. The way they shot that was amazing.

  3. People either love this movie or hate It, I for one loved every minute of it, I even had a moment and needed to check myself before I wrecked myself this was my fav movie of the year and I will buy it when its released on blueray. Thanks for posting cheers

  4. I have to say I was a bit unimpressed. I think I had ridiculous expectations and was just overall not too impressed with the story. I know when covering a man’s entire life there will be gaps, but the gaps were in the spaces where I wanted to know more about him. This might be something I would like better the second time around now that I know what to expect.

    On the plus side, the cinematography was fantastic, it was filmed in Louisiana (which I have a super soft spot for) and Cate Blanchett can do no wrong in my eyes, she is just stunning.

  5. I personally was disappointed by this movie as a whole. I will agree that the acting and cinematography were great, but the actual storyline was not entertaining as a movie. I’m sure it was much more immersive when read.

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