That was an amazing way to watch those scenes. Thanks for sharing. I'm curious to know what other films you enjoy watching silently? It's an intriguing concept and something I will definitely be trying in the future!
I have a very odd way of watching his films. Most films I watch and put away for at least 6 months if not longer. First run through most of his movies get under the skin too much -- too much stimulus perhaps. My feeling is there is a kind of conflict between his physical beauty and the character and I need to see it and then let it just sit there for a while. I discovered turning down the volume as a way around the overload, and surprise surprise so much is there in the gestures and expressions. Words add, but not always needed. So you can do it to benefit with literally any of his films: even the Pirates or I should say especially the Pirates, a true old fashioned silent movie if ever there was one.
Blow is another one I do silent, again the character is expressed through looks and movements at least as much as words.
I haven't done it with my two favorites to play again and again. Libertine is just amazing and never overwhelms, more play like and in this one the words ARE essential, they are the music.
Neverland relaxes me when I feel really crazy, that soft accent is like warm milk you know. Calming. Others cry at that movie. I just love the peace that seems to pour out.
Anyway, you shouldn' ask me questions because I tend to answer them.
This is one of my personal favorites of his films. It is very hard to watch, and honestly it gets harder each time I watch it, and I still break down in tears every time. But it is so powerful, and so touching...it really makes you think. Truly such a beautiful and heartfelt film
Is that sex scene to graphic? I found this movie on youtube and just watched it. It left of when the man was waiting in the desert with his van, talking about a crow making him poop his pants, then youtube blocks the next parts and it starts on with a man and two woman and Raphael goes in there, bites his ear off and kills him. So I think I missed some very essential scenes.
I did not cry until the very end when Rapael is saying goodbye to his kids and his wife, knowing he would never see them again because he had to go off and die. GOD. This movie makes you thankful for what you do have.
I can't even imagine saying goodbye to my family for the last time. I just start crying thinking about it. Johnny is good at pulling on the heart strings. This is not the first movie of his to make me cry.