Oxymorons & Classics
So long since I blogged - I’ve definitely been watching less films since I started working in film, which is kind of an oxymoron of sorts… Nonetheless, here goes.
What I have realised all over again is that the BEST thing about film is something I will never be able to put into words. Its that feeling you get when you’ve discovered a new story, character, place. When you connect to something that has nothing to do with you, but somehow speaks to something in you.
Having studied film at university, I’ve long been ashamed of the fact that I haven’t seen so many “classics” and yesterday I managed to tick another one off the list - GOOD WILL HUNTING.
Where to begin. Well firstly it was like going in a time machine, back in time to when Ben and Matt were young and Minnie Driver too… (no comment)
My love for Matt Damon pretty much tripled. I absolutely fell for the character of Will. I believed every second, I believed his genius and felt his anger, frustration and pain.
The film was so well written (thumbs up boys) intelligent and emotive. Something that so many films don’t have, are characters with depth and stories. Stories you haven’t seen on screen, but that are conveyed in movements, looks, moments and lines. Robin Williams’ performance as Will’s counsellor, Sean was so moving. I don’t want to spoil it, for anyone who hasn’t seen it, but I will say this, there is a reason this film is a classic.