Thursday, September 11, 2008

Blindness- preview/synopsis

Blindness- Sept. 26th

" In a world gone blind, what would you do if you were the only person who could see ? "

Directed by Fernando Meirelles ( City Of God, The Constant Gardener ) and Starring Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Danny Glover, Gael Garcia Bernal, Sandra Oh, Maury Chaykin, Alice Braga. Written and adapted by Don McKellar, Cinematography by Oscar nominee Cesar Charlone ( City Of God ) Editing by Daniel Rezede ( Dark Water ) and original music by Marco Antonio Guimoraes.

Blindness, an adaptation of the popular 1995 novel by Jose Sarmango, tells the story of a city that is suddenly hit with an epidemic of causing it's inhabitant's to go blind, which in turn, turns the city into degradation and chaos.
Julianne Moore plays " the woman ", the protaganist and the only person in the city that isn't affected by the epidemic.
The first humans infected by the blindness are quarantined into a deserted hospital and from there things become crazy, as people of strength and criminals alike begin to prey on their weaker human counterpart's, committing horrible acts, and also hording the food from the weak as well.
The woman who is not afflicted by the " white blindness " stays loyal to her husband " the doctor " ( yes, as like The Road we do not know the names of these people ) and goes with him to the quarantine, where she keeps her sight a secret to herself.
She then takes several strangers who have banded together with herself and her husband and attempt to make their way out of the quarantine into the city, which has turned into complete disorder and a broken down society.
Their only goal is to find someplace safe and make a path out of there and away from the chaos, while their path is not immune from extreme danger, they will need to test their spirit and strength to survive.

Rated R for violence, sexual assaults, language and nudity.

Oscar buzz ? Certainly for Julianne Moore. Possible for nods in Adapted Screenplay and Cinematography.

2 comments:

filmcriticnot said...

I read the book and I really liked it. Should be a pretty intense movie.

moviefreak said...

I have been seeing and reading mixed reviews for Blindness. Looks like you either will really like it or think it's a bad storyline and unbelievable. So we'll when it comes out.

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