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Se7en

VURAngeL
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Sometimes I wake up with something in my head.
Today it was Se7en
One of the greatest cult classics and one of my favorite films
of all times. This film lends itself for incredibly interesting discussion.
(from comparative religion, to serial killers, to Dante).












Director David Fincher's dark, stylish thriller ranks as one of the decade's most influential box-office successes. Set in a hellish vision of a New York-like city, where it is always raining and the air crackles with impending death, the film concerns Det. William Somerset (Morgan Freeman), a homicide specialist just one week from a well-deserved retirement. Every minute of his 32 years on the job is evident in Somerset's worn, exhausted face, and his soul aches with the pain that can only come from having seen and felt far too much. But Somerset's retirement must wait for one last case, for which he is teamed with young hotshot David Mills (Brad Pitt), the fiery detective set to replace him at the end of the week. Mills has talked his reluctant wife, Tracy (Gwyneth Paltrow), into moving to the big city so that he can tackle important cases, but his first and Somerset's last are more than either man has bargained for. A diabolical serial killer is staging grisly murders, choosing victims representing the seven deadly sins. First, an obese man is forced to eat until his stomach ruptures to represent gluttony, then a wealthy defense lawyer is made to cut off a pound of his own flesh as penance for greed. Somerset initially refuses to take the case, realizing that there will be five more murders, ghastly sermons about lust, sloth, pride, wrath, and envy presented by a madman to a sinful world. Somerset is correct, and something within him cannot let the case go, forcing the weary detective to team with Mills and see the case to its almost unspeakably horrible conclusion. The moody photography is by Darius Khondji; the nauseatingly vivid special effects are by makeup artist Rob Bottin, best known for more fantasy-oriented work in films like The Howling (1981).


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Emmoos-Kerimaholic no.2
Thanks Angel. Watched this when it first came out and didn't understand a thing LOL. Was disturbing though but I feel like watching this again! Don't know why it reminds me of the Bone Collector
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VURAngeL
I think it's definitely the kind of film that you must watch again.
You should give it another go
Every time you watch it more and more things come to view.
I've done it so many times as a film project in ESL adult lessons.
We really brake it down and analyze it . The students even design their own
punishment for each sin. It's amazing all these conservative girls in head scarves love it!

Everytime my husband and I hear the word box we say in sync....What's in the box?
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Münir-ViviSoraya
An absolute favourite of mine.
I saw it when I was 13-14 and then again and again
(as a kid I watched a lot of movies I shouldn't now that I think about it).
From the script to the great actors(Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey)
to the director(David Fincher) and the soundtrack, this film rules.
Add the Divine Comedy to all this and you have one of the most interesting serial killers in the cinema.


As for "What's in the box?"..well I am still traumatized hahahahaa...
I can resist anything but temptation..
-Oscar Wilde
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VURAngeL
I was glued form the moment closer started playing and didn't blink until
the last scene. I swear I've watched this film at least 20 times and
even use it for classroom projects (I omit the sin of lust
and let students decide the best punishment) The students love it.


Has there been a bad David Fincher film? The man is absolutely
brilliant. i read once that Pacino was supposed to play Summerset and
backed out and Freeman was given the part. Any thoughts on how that
would have changed the film?
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Münir-ViviSoraya
Pacino?
It would have been a completely different movie I think..
When Pacino is in a movie, it's his movie end of story.
Freeman played brilliant, but gave space to the other actors too.
I'm sure it would have been great too, but different for sure!
I can resist anything but temptation..
-Oscar Wilde
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ganxtr
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se7en and inception are really good movies
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