Proof

Friday, August 12, 2005

FINALLY! The trailer is here! "Proof" was originally going to be released in December of last year, but it was pulled back for lik no apparent reason, sheesh...

This is the film version of the Pulitzer Prize winning David Auburn play. It's a wonderful show I had to opportunity of seeing once, and it was quite an experience. On Broadway it originally starred Mary-Louise Parker and in London it featured Gwyneth Paltrow (who,as you'll see, got her hands on the film role). Others in the film are Jake Gyllenhal (*sigh*) and (Sir) Anthony Hopkins.

It's a really simple story actually (yeah, the trailer is a little underwhelming in my opinion); but believe me, the playwright manages to create tension and surprise, and not to mention heartwrenching moments that leave you breathless. I just love those plays in which there are plenty of moments of humor that fill the theater with laughter, but that also supply doses of real emotion and dramatic tension, enough to leave the audience so quiet you can hear a fucking pin drop. Really!

If you get the opportunity, see the movie, the very least you'll get is a great story filled with very well-developed characters and a story that actually makes you care about what happens to them. A real treat... (or at least I hope the movie will be).

NOTE: This play "proved" to me that you definitely create the most tension and suspense when you give the audience more information, not by withholding it. Interesting...

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