Sunday, 22 July 2012

The Happening - Construction workers



I will leave you with a scene from the so-so disaster/horror film THE HAPPENING, which I watched last night and which I have posted about earlier today without finding the specific scene I wanted to show as way of illustration.
Forgive the re posting but I must admit my film critic's eye (?!) found it fascinating!
The film by M. Night Shyamalan (A bollocks name btw!) tells the story of how the earth's plants suddenly emit a toxin that forces the general population commit mass suicide ( like you do!)........yes....a real load of crud if ever I saw it... but one particular scene where construction workers literally walk off their tall building, lingers long in the mind, and perhaps stands as an interesting example of just how talented Shyamalan could be given the right story...

I think it is a chilling little piece of cinema.


14 comments:

  1. Sorry, too scary for me. I do not watch horror films, unless they're so full of shlock that i don't have nightmares. With the latter, i'm bored in about three seconds and find something else to do.

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  2. Yes. That is chilling.
    Wish I hadn't watched it now.
    I like a nice musical......

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  3. I actually was disappointed in that movie. The danger was so unsubstantial that the panic of the protagonists seemed trivial. The scariest movie ever made is still "Alien"! That one was tops on my "sweaty palms" scale!

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  4. I remember that movie. I was excited to see M. Night S take on a horror movie and remember being vastly disappointed when it was over. Don't even get me started on the silly ending. But the ONE moment that I remember to this day is that scene you shared. Very disturbing, visceral and haunting.

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  5. I would also be too scared to watch. I used to check under the bed until I was 15 after watching scooby doo. There is no hope for me i'm afraid.

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  6. Interesting. Not my favorite genre, but I appreciate imaginative work.

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  7. Someone almost landed on me once, having fallen from a high building. Luckily, nobody else followed him.

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  8. I only rarely watch Alfred Hitchcock any more. I don't care for horror. Give me a good animated piece of fluff like Madagascar, haha!

    Glad you found it fascinating though, John. ;-)

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  9. All those falling bodies and he removes his hard hat???
    Jane x

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  10. Give him some space... why? Sorry, not my bag.

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  11. Must show this to Joe his kind of thing !
    Very disturbing. I couldn't hear the soundtrack as the radio is on - will watch again with Joe.

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  12. Hi John... way too scary for me... Kristine likes ro watch scary movies, but not Mom... I'm such a wimp.

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  13. Now, that is spooky.

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  14. My favourite scene was after they had decided that it was a plant-based airborne toxin and someone shouted "close the windows" only to hear the petulant reply "why?".

    Well, der ...

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