Location: Seattle, Washington, United States

What you have here is an old guy. In education for 30 years, started teaching elementary, ended as library and media director of community college. I've enjoyed mountain climbing, sports car rallying, was pipe major of a bagpipe band, played guitar and sang during the folk revival, walking and hiking later in life. Now fairly sedentary. Enjoy reading, esp. mysteries and fantasy, but my reading is pretty eclectic. Enjoy movies, giving Netflix a workout.

Monday, December 06, 2004

Big Fish

We watched Big Fish the other night. I’m not sure what to make of it. It’s a strange tale of a man who never told his son the real story of his life. Running away with a giant, working with a circus, falling in love and vowing to marry a girl he has only seen once. Finding himself in a strange town, which dies and which he brings back to life. It was always a tale made up. Or was it? At the end of the movie Albert Finney, the father, has died and his funeral is being held. And all of the odd characters who were in those tales have come to be present. A very unusual film. It’s one I wouldn’t give high marks to but I’m glad I saw it. Jessica Lange plays the mother and Billy Crudupp is the son. Both parts were well played. Danny DeVito has a wonderful bit part as a circus ringmaster. And what about that giant? Where did they find him? I guess there's enough there to make the movie worth seeing.


Blogger Bill said...

BIG FISH is one of those movies that I liked but really wouldn't care about seeing again. What's real, what's not real, and what does the power of imagination have to do with creating reality? I think those were some of the questions that the movie brought up and maybe never quite answered. Maybe there aren't any answers.

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