A fine film with an awesome prologue
Nearly everyone likes this film and I do too. But what amazed me the
most is the prologue, one of the best I have ever seen (my favorite
being the introducing sequence of 'Lord of War'). To do justice to this
wonderful sequence I will adopt an unusual method: I will first provide
the (shrewd) original text in bold type and have it followed by a
description of the images that illustrate it in brackets:
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE LIGHT FIRST PIERCES THE DARK DAMPNESS IN WHICH WE
HAVE WAITED? (A hand holding a newborn baby, well lit against a dark
backdrop, raises it to the middle of the frame). WE ARE SLAPPED (The
baby's buttocks get slapped) AND CUT LOOSE (the umbilical cord is cut).
IF WE ARE LUCKY, SOMEONE IS THERE TO CATCH US AND PERSUADE US THAT WE
ARE SAFE (Downward crane move to the ample foliage of lovely trees in
the middle of the English countryside first, then to a happy couple
sitting in the grass: the father lifts the baby at arm's length while
the mother smiles. The crane move has now become lateral and spans the
meadow).BUT ARE WE SAFE? WHAT HAPPENS IF, TOO EARLY, WE LOSE A PARENT?
(A dead bird of prey can be seen lying in the green grass). THAT PARTY
ON WHOM WE RELY FOR ONLY ... EVERYTHING! (The tracking shot goes on
only to turn into another crane move - upward this time - climbing back
up the foliage). WHY, WE ARE CUT LOOSE AGAIN AND WE WONDER, EVEN DREAD,
WHOSE HANDS WILL CATCH US NOW (the camera passes a nest in which a
mother bird is keeping watch over its dead fledgling. Fade to black).
That is all. But Douglas McGrath has managed in very little time to
synthesize all the halcyon days as well as all the insecurities of the
green years. Now the narrative can start, for the director has put the
spectator in the frame of mind appropriate to understand and identify
with the main character. Nicholas Nickleby will never appear bland or
one-dimensional as he could have had this prologue not existed. A
little masterpiece both technically and stylistically speaking that
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wonderful this filme people .
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This is such an amazing movie. I love it..
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i like it . but i like others more. .
amazing movie just love it its awesome super nice.
great movie... :).
Fantastic... Everything! Actors, Producers, Writers, etc.
Juliet Stevenson seems to be devoted acting as Mrs. Squeers. After her
first appearance in the movie, I knew Mrs. Squeers was very odd, rude,
and has her own way of dealing almost every matter. Mrs. Squeers is
worse than Mr. Squeers, who Jim Broadbent acted as. Juliet made the
character so realistic, which is practically needed for every character
in every movie/TV show. I think it's just amazing how she and Jim
Broadbent made the characters seem so real.
The movie is absolutely perfect for Juliet Stevenson and Jim Broadbent.
I almost didn't recognize Jim the first time I watched the movie.
Actually, I have the DVD and watched the Special Features. All the
major actors had fun being in the movie together. Two of the actors
have previously done a movie together. I can't remember who it was. Oh,
it was Charlie Hunnam and Tom Courtenay. Of course, I cannot forget
Anne Hathaway, Nathan Lane, Alan Cumming, and Jamie Bell as (from start
to finish) Madeline, Vincent Crummles, Mr. Folair, and Smike. Now, they
were also amazing as well. (Anne Hathaway, Nathan Lane, and Alan
Cumming are my personal favorite actors.)
To be honest, the entire cast and crew of the movie were amazing. I
barely noticed any mistakes; all actors made their characters
realistic; the choreography is fantastic, and the directing/producing
made the movie a hit, even though I didn't know about the movie until
this year. My sister gave me this movie, Nicholas Nickleby, as a high
school graduation gift. I have not yet stopped watching this movie. The
movie was so well written, produced, and directed that I can't stop
watching this movie. I've probably watched it at least five to eight
times since the beginning of June.
Anyone who is anyone can watch Nicholas Nickleby and not cry or laugh.
It might matter what kind of genre movies you're into, but I do
recommend Nicholas Nickleby to everyone. This movie is just fantastic,
and has many twists, turns, and shocking news. *Whispers.* But I won't
go into that. You'll have to watch the movie..