i can’t believe i had never seen it.
it was M. Night Shamylan’s “Unbreakable”.
let me say that i’m a sucker for cinematography. i love, love, love a well shot film. and from the moment Bruce Willis gets on the train, i was hooked. the camera movement between the train seats is great.
their use of color is amazing as well. very much like the use of panels in comic books. Samuel L. Jackson’s character has very colorful flashy clothes and environments, whereas Willis’ character lives on the edge of drab. even the faded “security” written on the back of his clothes is a symbol.
the score is amazing mixing great symphonic elements with urban beat. it really adds to the story. my favorite scene is in the train station which is an amazing sequence in itself, but there is one shot where they pan up from the floor to Bruce Willis and he puts his hands out. his windbreaker looks like a superhero’s cape. i rewound it three times just to watch that again.
i love the scene where he is on a date with his wife and they discuss favorite colors…his is rust, her’s is brown.
then there is the part where he does what he is supposed to do…
which raises this question. in the movie there is an exchange between Elijah and David that happens between a span of scenes, but is a continuing conversation, and it goes like this.
David: This morning was the first morning I can remember, that I didn’t open my eyes and feel that sadness…I thought the person who wrote that note had an answer for me…
Elijah: That little bit of sadness in the mornings you spoke of? I think I know what that is. Perhaps you’re not doing what you’re supposed to be doing.
the question it begs is…do we wake with that sadness because we are not doing what God has created us to do.
have a great day
this post is part of Watercooler Wednesdays over at Randy Elrod’s Ethos