Wednesday, 30 September 2009


This is one of my all time favourite film, mainly because I love to watch films that are based on real life and this film is based on a true story about the life of George Jung. I realise that on this blog I have written mainly about films that include Jonny Depp; but I think this is because he is such an incredible actor that he only choses the most interesting and challenging films to be in because he strives to play the most intense and bizarre variety of characters. Blow was directed by Ted Demme and was originally a book written by Bruce Porter entitled 'How a small town boy made $100 million with the Medellin Cocaine Cartel and lost it all.' The screenplay was written by David McKenna and the film was released in 2001. Blow has been compared by critics to films such as: Scarface, Boogie Nights and Goodfellas and is such an amazing film because it tells the story of a drug smuggler without placing any sort of moral judgement upon the character. It leaves you feeling unsure of what your opinion of George Jung is because you get to see his life story and although you are completely aware of how morally wrong what he is doing actually is, you can't help but love the character and feel sympathetic of him when it all goes wrong towards the end. The way the film is directed is very inspirational as you gain such an all round idea of the characters life in such a short space of time and become very attached. I think the way this is done is so clever as the director has managed to get into the minds and hearts of the audience, which is a technique that could be used in advertising and all aspects of design to engross the target audience and make them intrigued by what they are seeing.

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