Articles tagged fernando meirelles

2 Nov 2008 // 10:00 PM

Blindness by Jose Saramago

The women have the strength to withstand the chaos; the men shirk at the responsibility, although they too eventually follow the women’s lead.

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2 Oct 2008 // 11:00 PM

Blindness

If its political metaphor is plain, the aesthetic allusions are more intriguing, as Blindness works to show what can't be shown, to find a visual language for what's not visual.

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2 Oct 2008 // 11:00 PM

In the Land of the Blind

Fernando Meirelles’ adaptation of Jose Saramago’s Blindness fails because the source material doesn’t easily lend itself to cinema, and because the filmmaker is clearly out of his depth.

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Fable Feels ‘Blind’ to its Own Illogic

Before Star Wars, serious science fiction survived on the allegorical. Take a typical situation, instill it with some sort of out of this world premise,

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The Constant Gardener (2005)

That might be the film's most potent insight, that the white guy cannot save the day.

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City of God (Cidade de Deus) (2002)

The film's most profound understanding is that the moral confusions shaping its protagonists are not particular to them, but surrounding all of us.

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City of God (Cidade de Deus) (2002)

Delves into daily traumas and fears, the bleak hierarchies of power, race, and desire that structure life in the projects.

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City of God (Cidade de Deus) (2002)

A longtime director of commercials, Meirelles is a consummate showman. Therein lies the problem.

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