The Fall (2006)

How far can you go when you want something in life?

Do you tell a story about it? Maybe you tell those that matter just how much you need the toy? The toy is key to achieving your dreams… to scaling new heights and crushing daunting challenges. This toy is important.

Well, storytelling offers us an opportunity to share our joys, passions and struggles. Through stories, you tell a company why you are the best fit for the job. You talk about the life you’ve lived and how it has led to the life you now have.

This is why The Fall is an edge-of-the-seat thriller. The Fall is one of the most audacious movies ever created – a story that tells stories. Through a good number of stunning romantic images, striking effects and fascinating landscapes, the movie is a simple story set in lush style.

Character Development in The Fall

Pleasing appeal, confiding in disposition and happy to befriend little Alexandria, Roy Walker is The Fall’s stunt man. Roy is paralyzed and admitted in the hospital after falling off a railroad trestle. Alexandria – another patient – breaks her collarbone while fruit picking with her parents.

Roy connects with Alexandria by telling her a wild adventure tale, though his hidden intentions soon become clear. His story is aimed at craftily manipulating the little girl into stealing the morphine pills from the dispensary. His current health condition and loss of his lady love (Princess Evelyn) leads him to consider suicide as an only option. Viewers are now treated to an amazing scene where the child tries to bring Roy back to life.

Scene Development in The Fall

In an era where we have become accustomed to computer generated imagery and special digital effects, there is little filmmakers can do to convince viewers otherwise. Yet, The Fall stands out as it is packed with sights that genuinely leave us in awe: a courtyard made of interlocked staircases probably designed by legendary graphic artist M.C. Escher, an elephant gracefully taking a dip underwater, a village set in the backdrop of a mountainside with buildings wearing unique paintings in subtle shades of blue.

These images are especially astonishing because they are obviously real; they are so full of life and details that elude the creative brilliance of even the most experienced digital artist. “It was just something I needed to exorcise”, movie director Tarsem Singh told the LA Times. Bringing his experience in creating music videos and commercials to bear, Singh’s behind-the-scene story – shot over four years in 28 countries – is one that embodies uniqueness. There will never be another movie like it.

Final Thoughts

More than ten years after its release, The Fall still stands out on its own. Everything about the movie feels beautiful; Alexandria’s sweet charm and innocence – a role perfectly played by Catinca Untaru – tells a lot about the uniqueness and originally of The Fall. Packed with loads of stunning effects, beautiful landscapes and amazing contrasts, The Fall promises at least one of two things: something you haven’t seen before or a new perspective to something you have seen.