the beauty in me

gracey’s 10: Babel



The tower..different languages..chaos…the word is LISTEN!

It’s good that movies like “BAbel” are made to make people understand a certain important value, more than entertaining its audience. One important element that made the movie interesting all throughout are the 4 stories that may appear to be visually ( because of the lighting and cinematography) different, but in the later were intertwined.

If you are just going to watch the film and observe what will happen next without taking in consideration that these events did not happen all in the same time, you will definitely not understand the film.MOreover,the film happened in different places, with different languages and even different beliefs. But though we cannot enter into their world, we can travel with them through the action space of the film as we feel and see that there is movement from one place to another. Through the series of events that may not be related, but are connected through the central idea, we can easily follow the story.

BUt what is good about the film is, all the details included in the movie were cleared throughout the end. There were some confusions at first, unto what happened first, and last, but the style that was employed did not gave a hard time to the viewers to understand eventually.

The scenes may not be full of action, but the motion of the film was fast since the characters in the movie, taking consideration – Brad’s Character in Morocco, and Gael’s character in the chasing scene, was involved in a kind of situation were there was that kind of tension that made the audience’s vision move fast and kept them attentive to what’s going to happen next.

The places that were featured in the film were definitely away from each other, and because of this, we can see the different lifestyles, belief and ways that happen across cultures.. It even added to the that kind of feeling that was established by the shots taken in the film, on the idea that it is really very hard to understand each other because of different languages.


The Character, Audience and the Actor

Brad Pitt


The loving husband, who doens’t know what to do after waking up seeing her wife shot by a bullet from nowhere to be found.. The character that swallowed the once admired and adored lovable face of Brad and turned him into an aged father and husband. He was full of tense althroughout the movie. NO one wants to help him. He was full of tension, and it can be seen. We may no be in his presence, but he was able to let us feel the grief and worry he feels..

Cate Blanchett


The wife who is the victim of a stray bullet not intentionally prepared for her.. her struggles were the central emotion you would want to watch althroughout. She kept strong though dying, she kept trustful though she was betrayed in a certain place very strange to her. The character that seemingly makes us feel and wonderif hopes do still have true meaning?

Rinko Kikuchi


The deaf mute girl who wants to be noticed, cared and understood. All she wanted was someone who will love her, and make her feel like a real woman. She was full of hatred – to all the people who looks down to her. She was totally deaf – not only physically- but to all the things she should know, she should experience. She was incomplete.

Adriana Barraza


True love she had for the two kids – more pure than anyone. Is it really hard to believe that someone who may be from a different race love two kids from a different nation? The character she made may not be that important, but undeniably, her character is also one of those who made an impact to the hearts of the people.

The two Morrocan Boys

Innocence. Curiosity. Incest. Regret. Failing Hopes.

People – all of them seemed to be different. Everyone of them wants to be understood.

Yet no one listens.


February 3, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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