15 October 2018; “Fearless” (1993) Throwback

Get ready for today’s 2nd and last…Blast from the Past!

(I have mentioned this director in my throwback about “The Truman Show” (1998), but I’ll do it again anyway) From Oscar nominee Peter Weir, the director of “Witness” (1985), “Dead Poets Society” (1989), “Green Card” (1990), and others, comes this underrated gem of a motion picture…

Max: “People don’t believe in god so much as they choose not to believe in nothing.”

“Fearless” released on this day October 15th 1993, making the film 25 years old as of today.

Often regarded as one of the best performances in his career, Oscar winner Jeff Bridges plays Max Klein, a man whose personality suddenly changes after surviving a plane crash.

Fun fact; Rosie Perez earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Also, the film’s screenwriter Rafael Yglesias was inspired to write the script after he was in a car accident.

Some of the film’s highlights include the story, theme of courage, cast including Oscar nominee Tom Hulce, and Golden Globe nominees Isabella Rossellini and John Turturro, performances, the usage of U2’s song; “Where the Streets Have No Name”, cinematography, and visual effects.

If you are looking for a brilliant and overlooked motion picture, then this is for you, or for anyone you know, who likes the aforementioned aspects.

On a personal note, it is likely that the film will be included in my upcoming list; “Top 10 Films You Won’t Believe Are Turning 25”, and on a fun note, I’ve been listening to U2’s listed song while writing this throwback.

Recommended to fans of Weir and Bridges.

Poster source: IMP (Internet Movie Poster) Awards.
Poster design by Intralink Film Graphic Design.