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Best Review Of Meirelles' Blindness?

A Brazilian friend of the site, Cinema em Cena’s Pablo Villaca, sent this link, along with a translation into English. The moment is at a screening of Blindness, which is based on Jos

3 Responses to “Best Review Of Meirelles' Blindness?”

  1. Yeah I saw that. It’s sweet. It’ll make reading reviews interesting, considering it’s adaptation has been approved wholeheartedly (and very emotionally) by the author.

  2. Eric says:

    I saw the Blindness trailer with some friends. At the end of it, Moore says “The only thing more terrifying than blindness is being the only one who can see.” It’s supposed to be haunting or thought-provoking or something, but it comes off as just absurd. A bunch of people laughed, one guy said “Are you kidding? That’d be awesome.”
    I loved Meirelles’s City of God and thought Constant Gardener was pretty good. But it’s not a good sign if they’re so self-serious that it didn’t occur to them how ridiculous a line like that might sound. Talk about pretentious.

  3. jeffmcm says:

    I’ve respectfully disliked both of Meirelles’ films so far, and it sounds like he’s going to be 3 for 3 with this one. It sounds like the movie that everybody who disliked Children of Men claimed that one was.

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