Finch’s movie review: tells a tender story

The first thing I felt after watching this movie was that this movie, should be in my top ten of the year. But of course, this is a very personal statement, the film is not really big on the surface of the text, using a science fiction shell to tell a warm story. But for me, I could see some of my favorite elements in this movie, which increased its status in my heart, and this element, if summarized, is probably the romance from realism. It seems to show that in a desperate and unbearable environment, a vivid life slowly disappears, but a cold machine slowly becomes vivid again, and finally, with the growth, live in this desperate environment plainly and beautifully. This is the reason why I like this movie.

But this is ultimately a kernel, if you want to say how to hold up its good, I try to summarize the following points: 1. post-apocalyptic elements of photography and the “Golden Fleece” post-apocalyptic elements is one of the selling points of this film, of course, I personally think that this setting for a film like this is also very good points. Because the post-apocalyptic world, in fact, emphasizes a sense of desperation and powerlessness, everyone is surviving for this reason, then the state of survival will burst out of human thinking, so the general film will be this background into two types, one is the commercial version of the waste ground punk, often corresponding to the steampunk, such as “Mad Max 4”, “Predator City”, “Snow Country Train” and so on, the post-apocalyptic world is the people’s resistance The other is a film like “Fincher”, which focuses on the humanity of survival, growth, love, trust, and connection to life and death, as if the post-apocalyptic world is a natural condition for people to explore life and death and understand philosophy. Fincher, on the other hand, uses this film’s setting to the extreme as much as possible. In the film, there are countless vistas reminding the audience at every moment that this is the end times, and a large number of long-distance shots wrap the film in a layer of yellow sand, while also establishing an atmosphere of despair.

In addition to a large number of distant scenes, the film’s cinematography, there is as little light as possible, so that most of the characters are in the shadows, the purpose of the light becomes a small area of lighting, rather than shaping a character’s special look. For example, in the restaurant scene, the use of backlight photography, resulting in the protagonist facing us is shadow-heavy, so that the proportion of light and shadow, shadow-based composition more heavily a sense of heaviness. The same is true for this photography inside the car.

Then look at the film’s dark places in the photography, the use of a small range of hard light, photography also highlights the hierarchy of light and shadow, so as to set the mood of the picture, reflecting the despair and powerlessness of the post-apocalyptic world.

Incidentally, I would like to mention an interesting photography, because this film is a post-apocalyptic environment, so the air quality is poor, in Jeff took the liberty of looking for food in the building, the lighting photography when the use of anamorphic widescreen lenses or special filters, resulting in such a shooting effect. The light will produce a drawing-like distortion

This shooting effect from the other side is also a reflection of the poor air quality in the post-apocalyptic world, in the picture to emphasize the post-apocalyptic era, is also a noteworthy photography point. So it can be seen that the director actually attaches great importance to the post-apocalyptic background to bring a sense of heaviness to the story, which makes the film look very different. And this post-apocalyptic world with the “Golden Fleece” type of film plot is perfect. In “Save the Cat”, the “Golden Fleece” type of movie refers to the protagonist going on the road to find something and eventually discovering something more important in the journey, achieving inner transformation or growth, more important than going to a certain place is the process of going to that place. In this Fincher, in short, it’s a road movie! Because in the post-apocalyptic world, the sense of desperate powerlessness is accompanied by loneliness, and the whole film emphasizes the approach of death all the time, so life and death becomes an implicit theme in this film, and in every time the protagonists run, they are actually interpreting a question. Why do they want to survive? Because human nature requires us to survive. In one escape, one conversation after another, the audience’s emotions along with the progress of the film’s story, into the kind of doomsday despair wrapped in a beautiful vision of living, the desire to live, the event of “live” a beautiful feeling. This is the collision between the post-apocalyptic film and human nature, but also let us experience is so beautiful. This is also what I call a kind of romance.

Every movie is divided into a number of big scenes, but for road movies, these big scenes are much more important than other types of movies, because road movies do not have a clear main line like other movies, all the stories happen slowly as they progress, and the theme of the whole movie needs to be reflected slowly under the progress. The theme of the whole movie needs to be slowly reflected under the progress. So each big scene is crucial, but it is difficult to handle each big scene well and make each small scene below it interesting. This year’s new film “The Man Who Cried” is also a road movie, but the resolution of the things it encounters on each road is mostly dependent on dialogue as well as simple conflict to form, the overall is a lot more boring However, “Finch” in this regard is doing a good job (I seem to be stepping on a hold a …… (This is not good) we can find that each of his scenes singled out are very interesting: from the beginning of their journey, Finch taught Jeff how to find food, followed by a storm to avoid, the pace from loose to tight. Later Jeff alone to find food, Finch to rescue, to a cross montage, followed by the escape, and finally the two open up, the rhythm from tight to loose.

Under each big scene, small scenes seem to fill in Jeff’s character, and we, the audience, watch Jeff grow, and at the same time, watch Finch express his thoughts. As well, we think with them, what is trust, what is life and death at the same time, the pace of each part is also very well done, the audience can watch the fragment of their driving to a place alone, especially Jeff alone in search of food that paragraph, before a long period of slow pace, to the back of the pace accelerates, and then into despair, the pace slows down and begins to depressing. It is also because of these loose and tight rhythm, plus the small scenes that can reflect the image of the characters and the theme, so that the audience has the desire to look on. btw the first half of this year’s release of “see Nara again” is also a film that does a good job on the small scenes, it is worth putting together to see 3. Timeless romance finally or back to the romance, this paragraph I may write more personal. The most attractive thing about the whole movie is the romantic aura, but romance is really a thing that cannot be told with words and words. It’s like talking to a robot about what trust is in a survival context, which is a kind of romance. Or to explore the sinister and glory of human nature under a dark night with aurora borealis is, in my opinion, also a kind of romance. It is also a kind of romance to tell stories in desperate times, to describe one’s cowardice and kindness in this apocalypse of the weak and the strong.

What attracted me most, however, was the Golden Gate Bridge that I always had to travel to, driving into San Francisco in a place of yellow sand and harsh environment, with butterflies flying and ultraviolet rays lowered to the holy land. Eventually, the Golden Gate Bridge green grass, people write messages of blessing on the side of the bridge, to remember, Jeff will be his dream painted on a postcard to sacrifice in the sky Finch, a machine and a dog towards the front, talking and laughing.

This kind of plain beauty, in the previous post-apocalyptic world, it is particularly precious and warm, which is also a kind of romance. I thought about it, instead of saying it is romantic, I would say that this movie is using all kinds of very gentle ways to dissect our inner humanity and show the good and bad side, I think, this is probably the kind of romance I like. Of course, this film actually has shortcomings, such as the end of the end actually dragged a little bit longer, and for many people, the story may be a little too bland. But, in fact, for me, I may not be able to stand that sense of warmth under the doomsday, this “in the gutter, but look up at the stars” mood of the film, I think, I may like for life. I think, if one day, sitting properly in front of the screen, open this movie, try to integrate the emotions, at least it will be a warm viewing experience.