Tarsem Singh, originally a Commercial and Music Video Director (R.E.M’s “Losing My Religion”, being his most famous), has been called a pretentious and self-indulgent filmmaker. He was so upset over the Studio Control and edit of his first feature film, “The Cell”, that he went ahead and Self-Financed his second feature film, ” The Fall”. Shot over a five year period in multiple countries, Tarsem had every right to be so-called self-indulgent (though I do not agree with this assessment), it was after all his time and money and vision for fucks sake!
Its a divisive film amongst critics, but I found it to be beautiful film to look it with a wonderfully dark overtones. And because I am a lazy writer, here is the synopsis from IMDB:
“In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances.”
I feel it is worth while to see, so I command thee to go forth and watch it now!
So Says Dick Hollywood…