"Supreme art is a traditional statement of certain heroic and religious truth, passed on from age to age, modified by individual genius, but never abandoned." William Butler Yeats
Saturday, September 19, 2015
20 Years Ago: Se7en In Film
In 1995, David Fincher's Se7en made some Hollywood careers serious, and it's a film that has held its own over time, not a brag many films can make. It's such a powerful narrative and visual masterpiece, it was one of the first films I wrote about on this blog, arguing that when Somerset (Morgan Freeman) first sets the metronome in gear, we see him fall asleep, but we don't ever see him wake up, making the entire film that takes place after that a dream sequence Somerset has to fulfill a wish he can't quite come to terms with in reality. This makes John Doe (Kevin Spacey) not a criminal, but a psychological double for Somerset, so it's not really John Doe tormenting Detective Mills (Brad Pitt) throughout the film, it's Somerset himself; why? The post, Se7ven and the Eighth Deadly Sin is right here. Yahoo! has also provided this 25 Deadly Serious Facts About Seven you might enjoy as well!
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