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Date: November 5, 2010 MPAA Rating: R Official Site: http://www.127hoursmovie.com/ Director: Danny Boyle Starring: Amber Tamblyn,
Clemence Poesy, Darin Southam, Fenton
Quinn, James Franco, Kate Burton, Kate
Mara, Lizzy Caplan, Norman Lehnert Genre: Drama (You will
If you thought '127 hours' would be a
roller-coaster ride, you are in for a
Story Line - 127 Hours
is the true story of mountain climber
Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to
save himself after a fallen boulder crashes
on his arm and traps him in an isolated
canyon in Utah. Over the next five days
Ralston examines his life and survives
the elements to finally discover he has
the courage and the
to extricate himself by any means necessary, scale
a 65 foot wall and hike over eight miles before he
is finally rescued. Throughout his journey, Ralston
recalls friends, lovers, family, and the two hikers
he met before his accident. Will they be the last
two people he ever had the chance to meet? [Courtesy:
Analysis - Wafer-thin Storyline -
A True Story based on the Book "Between a Rock
and a Hard Place' by Aron Ralston, Experimental 'Screenplay
styles' for a rather very Predictable Screenplay by
Danny Boyle and his Constant, Simon Beaufoy , Good
Direction by Danny Boyle and with some Top-Notch Casting
makes his job easier (compared to Debutants in SlumDog
Coming to Casting, James Franco (as
Aron Ralston) is Charming, Kate Mara (as Kristy) and
Amber Tamblyn (as Megan) are okay in their Cameos.
Others are fine and dont have much to perform in this
Decent Background Score by A.R. Rahman
(variations of the starting bit of Usure Poguthey-Raavan
& Oru Poiyyavathu-Jodi are used in 2 important
scenes). Silence is used powerfully, when needed.
Songs are weaved into the Background Score. Song by
Dido and A.R. Rahman is an impressive number - 'For
all you Jai Ho! fans, You cant have a Jai Ho!, Please!'.
Glenn Freemantle's Sound Design is
Impressive Cinematography by Danny
Boyle's another Constant Anthony Dod Mantle and Enrique
Chediak - be it the Orangish Canyons or the Bluish
Waters, Compositions are just Amazing, Proper utilization
of jibs, Steadicams are a plus.
Editing by Jon Harris is okay. Movie
could have been a bit shorter and Tighter.
Costumes by Suttirat Anne Larlarb
'127 Hours' has some Rich Production Values.
Thanks to Suttirat Anne Larlarb.
Art Direction by Christopher R. DeMuri
and Set Decoration by Les Boothe
are interesting and compliments the rich production
Stunts by Jeff Danoff are well done.
Visual Effects are good and worth
it. The Storm-like sequence is an example. Adam Gascoyne,
Visual Effects Supervisor and his team deserves special
applause. Special Effects Team has done a neat job.
Rest of the Crew members also earns
a special mention for working on this movie which
requires a lot of risk, hardwork and determination.