June 25, 2006

Do you recognize these faces?





Have you seen the movie? Quite a trip! It's what "I Shouldn't Be Alive" would be with a larger budget and the most harrowing, amazing tale to tell.

10 comments:

Bissage said...

I guessed they were astonauts.

russmunki said...

This was one of the most suspenseful movies I've seen in years, even though you know from the beginning that they both survive. You keep wondering, "Can it get any worse?" And then it does. I found Simon Yates' physical appearance very distracting, though. He looks like some kind of villain in a Wallace and Grommit cartoon.

Ann Althouse said...

Well, I felt that Joe looked too much like John Cleese.

But the differences between the two men were fascinating. And, in the story, they part ways and are reunited so dramatically.

I feel that you can see in those two faces the very different experience that was stamped into their lives. Simon's face is affected by the way he was criticized for what he did, and Joe's by an ordeal that sharpened him and made him intensely alive.

knoxgirl said...

Watching that movie I kept thinking "which one of these men would I less like to be in this situation?"

Ann Althouse said...

Well, I think Joe ultimately came out better, but if you had to go through it and knew what was going to happen, you'd have to have a lot of nerve to choose to be Joe and not Simon.

Jacques Cuze said...

Hey movies! I love movies. What other movies have you seen recently? Any you want to tell us about?

C said...

A film that proves the general superiority of non-fiction over fiction. No matter the skill of an artist, the reality of their ordeal and its effects is more powerful than could ever be created by an imagination.

Just seeing their faces, the full range of emotions that is at play in the film comes rushing back.

Wade_Garrett said...

Oh! That is one of my favorite movies! I didn't realize so many other people had seen it.

Pat Patterson said...

Two of the hillbillies from I Spit on Your Grave?

Smilin' Jack said...

The book is also excellent--well-written and gripping.