That's a big fat "no. Everyone's favorite chaos-theory expert has never been nominated as an actor, not even for his transformational ha! Despite proving he's got dramatic as well as comedic chops in " The Truman Show ," " Man on the Moon ," and " Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind ," Oscar voters have remained indifferent.
From that In bruges for the oscar quote alone, you can probably tell what type of film this is. A truly dark and sinister comedy set In Bruges in Belgium surrounding two assassins waiting on a botched job.
I was very much looking forward to this one and even went out to buy it on DVD. It was a genuine pleasure to watch this film. There are a lot of funny, standalone scenes throughout also, most of which included Gleeson. Not knowing what exactly happens to Ray was the perfect way of ending this film.
To be fair it only makes sense given the many twists and turns throughout. What better way to introduce someone to his work than with one of the funniest films of all time.
Honestly as far as on screen duos go this may be one of the most underappreciated of all time. Farrell and Gleeson work extremely well together and even throwing the ever great Ralph Fiennes into the mix works wonders.
For the most part though, the film solely explores the relationship between Farrell and Gleeson as they set out to waste some time in Bruges. They work extremely well together, both hating and helping one another as the film goes on.
What surprises me the most is that the two are both oddly likeable, even for hitmen. The likeability of the two is definitely because of the performances. Brendan Gleeson is swiftly becoming one of my favourite actors of all time. His performance here is one of genuine interest and contrasts that of Ray very well.
The two manage to present that relationship of loveless holiday couple extremely well. See, In Bruges can be added to a list of films that is now three films long. Trainspotting and Postal which just has a genuine massacre.
One of the main reasons for the comedy in this film is of course that the two are Irish. I guess the film does intend to play into the stereotypes of the Irish. Every other sentence, Farrell seems to be swearing at Americans or taking the piss out of religion.
Regardless of stereotypes, it is genuinely hilarious and possibly one of the best parts of the film. Some parts of the comedy were just genuinely wild. They also find out he has a massive addiction to horse tranquilisers.
God that conversation between Ken, Ray and Jimmy was genuinely hilarious. Where credit is due though, the chemistry between Ray and Chloe was stellar. A peg below that of Ray and Ken, but to be fair nothing could have topped that.
The two had some great scenes together, specifically the blank revolver and the restaurant scenes. I know I mentioned the stereotypes of the Irish, but these stereotypes, on reflection, are intentional.
If anything, the film highlights stereotypes just to make fun of them and stamp them into oblivion. Genuinely it is riveting stuff, it goes from jumping into stereotypes only to make fun of them.
The blending of comedy and drama is superbly done and through this use of stereotypes it seems much more obvious. Hell, even the planting of jokes early on is fantastic, with some of the jokes only becoming clear right at the end of the film.
Verdict All in all then, I have to disagree with Ray. Bruges honestly does look like a fairly decent place to go.
By far the best part of the film is the comedy, however the sprinkling of action throughout was the perfect finesse to an otherwise brilliant film. By grabbing half the cast of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Firethe film manages to create some mind bendingly brilliant chemistry.
A genuine marvel of a film that I simply could not recommend enough. Between Ralph Fiennes swearing in pretty much every one of his lines to Ken having a pretend conversation with an absent Ray.
From the soundtrack to the acting, this is truly brilliant.In Bruges was nominated for seven awards by the British Independent Film Awards, including the Douglas Hickox Award (Debut Director), Best Performance by an Actor in a British Independent Film and Best Screenplay, the latter of which it won.
Financial analysis of In Bruges () including budget, domestic and international box office gross, DVD and Blu-ray sales reports, For a year without an obvious front-runner for the Oscar race, there were not a whole lot of surprises when it came to the nominations.
Bruges (pronounced "broozh"), the most well-preserved medieval city in the whole of Belgium, is a welcoming destination for travelers from all over the world. But, for hit men Ray and Ken, it 84%.
In Bruges: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is a soundtrack to the film of the same name, released by Lakeshore Records and featuring the score of Carter Burwell as well as additional music found in the film. The soundtrack was released on 5 February in the United States and kaja-net.comed by: Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin.
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If you’d actually like to further contemplate on this, feel free to e-mail me (I’ll be happy to talk to someone who sees this, too). The idea for “In Bruges” came to McDonagh about four years ago when he was actually in Bruges.
During a weekend in the picturesque Belgium city famous for its architecture and canals, McDonagh.