After this, the woman changes drastically, shaving her legs, applying make up, and wearing increasingly revealing and sexy clothing. The movie had its own representation for written language that was not English nor any other form of alphabet that I recognized which was quite well done and stylistically consistent. But to get there, he broke a shard of mirror deep into his arm and his horribly hurt and losing a lot of blood. Did they pass through me somehow to get wherever they went? He currently lives in Florida with his wife and his black cat, Poe. In the entire movie there were only 3 people, and the entire planet full of other people had mysteriously vanished. But each of these wrong turns are things that we make each day.
None too pleased at all. There was also this same alien writing in the movie, on the reel to reel tape deck and on the magazine covers in the room. The woman, on the other hand, continues to search for a greater meaning and purpose. This article needs additional citations for. For all we know, this could be another planet, like a Mars but not nessarily Mars , where in future times, terraforming was attempted, worked for a while, failed, etc etc.
But warning us of what? Another theory… and of course, further questions… Something that could fit into the quasi-literal, quasi-alt-reality path. But I would love to know what would have happened if the woman had kept dancing with the man! Link to an interview with Doug Jones aka man in the pool. Diane: Overall, what do you want audiences to take away from the film? It makes sense to me that the two towers would be some sort of portal, because of the way time moves strangely inside them i. Scenes like looking mirror and seeing something is not there reminded me that when our internal look reveals things but we can't find a way to express them or find ways to solve them, we find ourselves right in the middle of everything, puzzled, helpless. I found this very touching indeed. It forced me as the storyteller to focus on the emotion of the scene, the performances and what I absolutely needed, rather than obsessing over the technical elements.
And when things are this easy, they are this easy for a reason. Guillermo Del Toro, the Universal monsters were a huge part of his childhood and developing who he is today, really. Having no real memory of the past, Man creates a past and a future to give Woman hope to continue moving forward. It doesn't hurt that the actors speaking the lines are Aaron Stanford and Louise Krause, who not only inhabit their eccentric yet understated characters effortlessly but make us care about them. They learn to survive but dreamed of a better world. If you capitalize the first letter of each word it makes it look more important.
I guess this is very true. They are heading to something called the Silver Ridge. Indie films are what bring me back again to the art. I went back and forth between alien and robot, good and evil, and finally I think I settled on the whole scenario being a metaphor. What drew you to this genre, and the way in which you told it? I love doing indie films.
The Woman discovers The Man In The Pool, a human figure who seems sentient and yet cannot move or speak of his own volition. Maybe roads leading up were there once, but like Chernobyl, long since grown over. An unrealized love in my life that I wanted to replay or reignite. Thomas: The hardest scene was the dance scene because we had so little time. So I can choose to believe whatever I want! Or they lose their solidity? They dress in all black, and cufflinks, pearls and he takes her to a hidden location of the buildings and they dance. . Other aspects that are dealt with involve relationships, being alone, and fantasizing about a better life.
Like paintings of people, and civilization, and buildings. Share them in the the comments below. I think that overall it would have been better if the writer had at least said something at the beginning explaining how the world had got to this point, it would have been easier to watch. The film is intended to be a collaboration with its audience. No character has a name nor a defined concrete history of who they are or where they have come from. Pool Man has a darker side too which comes out when Woman is feeling neglected. The movie is an allegory for a relationship.
We want this to all make sense because humans search for causes and effects, patterns, etc. Wicked Horror: And the movie looks seasoned, it looks slick. The two were obviously test subjects of some bored powerful Entity. In another he hears strange sounds. And when Woman finds out? The mafia hung out here.
Going there, the sense of fallen grandeur was moving, sad and very evocative. Who or what he is, what happened to all the people, and why The Man and The Woman have lost their memories of what happened in their past are the questions which drive the story, and remain open and debatable even after it ends. Thomas: I really wanted to pose questions for the audience more than give anybody answers, because my experience of life is asking questions and not having answers. This obviously means it did leave a couple of unanswered questions which was slightly disappointing. Maybe just the act of listening to those reel to reel audio frequencies sends them farther into a bad place. No, that is not true.
It is an orchestral score that is also combined with music that is played by the characters during the movie. And with this movie, absolutely nothing is off the table… anything could be right side up. Great effort went into making this fish man look different from Abe Sapien from the Hellboy movies. They leave to find a more human sized world. It is both frustrating and fascinating that the film seems content to create and cast a surreal spell, leaving it ultimately up to the viewer to decide what it all means. In one of his tapes he discusses a woman he is waiting for.