Tuesday, May 12, 2009

BIG FISH (2003)

“You see, most men, they’ll tell you a story straight through. It won’t be complicated, but it won’t be interesting either.”- Edward Bloom

I don’t like fantasy films more but without being too pragmatic or rational I accept the truth that it’s the fantasy which ranks as the highest creation of any artist’s creativity or imagination than anything else. What is a life without a slice of fictional story or fantasy!!! Director Tim Burton who has made some of the fine fascinating pictures like ‘Sleepy Hollow’ and ‘Edward Scissorhands’ and I would not exaggerate if I say that this film is one of the finest creation of his career.

As per my interpretation, ‘Big Fish’ is a symbol of something unusual, extraordinarily special. It’s may be that uncaught fish in the film or the wonderful life journey of an unusual determined man named Edward Bloom. It’s harsh if we separate fact and fiction from Bloom’s stories of life but that’s what Burton tried to execute in this film- the father whose whole life is just a fantasy world and a son who is always believed in facts on basis of truth and always disbelieved his father’s stories and considered it as mere fabrication. The film is a statement to all lavish special effects crazy production houses of Hollywood that you need not require big visual imagery of grand scale but a wonderful touchy fantasy story and refined imagination to sweep the audience with a stroke and for this the credit goes to the man who wrote this novel- Daniel Wallace.

Big Thanks to all Big Fish of orkut 'We Live Cinema' community contributors- Abhishek, Athiradee & others for this wonderful recommendation. I’m always looking forward from you guys. Cheers!!!

Ratings-8.5/10

1 comment:

Vikram said...

Usually I'm not a big fan of Tim Burton movies and had been avoiding this movie for a long time. but one day I noticed that Abhishek had watched this movie and given it a 9.5+/10 rating and watched it just to see how good it can be. It was simply fabulous. It's a great movie about the magic of life and lies... a must watch