Current Screening: All The King’s Men. The 2006 version starring Sean Penn, Jude Law and a host of other notables including Sir Anthony Hopkins himself. this film was for many years considered “the most unsuccessful and biggest flop of it’s day” due to the fact that it generated -$48,000,000 in sales, as in it lost over forty-eight million dollars at the box office compared to how much was spent for its budget. But that shouldn’t scare you away from it in the least. As with all great things, the unwashed masses are often the last to discover them. Often times years or even decades later. Not only is Penn as always at his finest, proving once again that is the greatest actor of his generation because he is entirely in a class of his own, the screenplay is also filled with better than fine dialogue, intelligent, telling, insightful and ironic all at once. If you’ve a brain you will hang on every sentence narrated by the Jude Law character, and marvel at Sean Penn’s brilliant ability to embody any and all incarnations of humankind during his passionate speeches as a Southern bred hick from Louisiana. Highly recommended damn good art.
A private little world for me… a private little world for you. The online musings and journal of recording artist Ed Hale. The Transcendence Diaries have been posting since 2001