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  The Hunted (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article is about the movie; The Hunted is also the title of a 1997 novel by Elmore Leonard and a third season episode from Star Trek: The Next Generation.
The Hunted is a 2003 film directed by William Friedkin and starring Tommy Lee Jones and Benicio del Toro.
Although the FBI is brought in, led by an agent-in-charge played by Connie Nielsen, the search begins and ends as a personal battle between the two main characters, in the forests and rivers of Oregon and on and under the streets (and a bridge) of Portland.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Hunted   (207 words)

  
 Romance film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The romance film has as its central plot the beginning, obstruction and eventual, though often tragic, fruition of romantic love.
A common derogatory term for such films is "weepy" since they can reduce the audience to (willing) tears by playing on themes of noble self-sacrifice or cruel fate.
Perhaps the most famous romance film of all is Casablanca where Rick Blaine, a bitter and cynical man following the end of an affair with Ilsa Lund, meets Ilsa again in Casablanca.
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 Encyclopedia article: Predator 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Thus, the Predator in the first film hunted in a rain forest filled with guerilla (A member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment) -wars because it was in the middle of a swealteringly hot jungle, and because mercenary and commando forces were fighting there.
Also, at the end of the film the cop chases the Predator back to his ship, and inside engage in a fierce close-quarters battle (the Predator armed with his wrist-mounted knives, while the cop was able to steal the Predator's "Razor-frizbee" and is wielding it like a gauntlet).
But presumably because their comrade was defeated in a fair match, they let the human leave while attending to the dead Predator, even giving him a trophy in honor of his victory; a pistol from the lost Roanoke (A city in southwestern Virginia) colony of the 17th century (additional info and facts about 17th century).
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 The Hunted film movie trailer review at The Z Review
The Hunted is a chase movie that sees Jones as L.T. Bonham, a woods tracker called in by the FBI to hunt down fugitives who've escaped into the wilderness.
Filming on The Hunted began all the way back in February 2001 and almost wrapped in June of last year, but, Benicio Del Toro fractured his wrist just six days before shooting finished.
The movie was filmed in forests on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon.
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 Kingdom of Heaven (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was also filmed in Spain, at the Loarre castle, Segovia, Valsaín, Ávila, Palma del Río and buildings in Seville.
The film, however, downgrades the roles of Sibylla and of Patriarch Heraclius in the siege, transforming Heraclius, particularly, into a cowardly stooge.
The historical accuracy of the film was analyzed in an episode of The History Channel's series History vs. Hollywood.
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 Predator 2 Encyclopedia, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The film is set in the near future of 1997 in an unusually high heat wave in Los Angeles coincides with a street war between rival drug gangs armed with military-grade weapons (Jamaican and Colombian drug cartels).
The government is well aware of the situation that occured in the first film, and theorized that Predators come from an environment with a much higher temperature, thus explaining this preference for hunting in LA during the summer.
The film also made hints at possible future films, as the Predator's spaceship is seen, including a "trophy wall", which includes the mounted skulls of various aliens they have killed, including mounted human skulls.
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 The Film Journal...Passionate and informed film criticism from an auteurist perspective.
The film is masterful in the way it switches between and balances discrete terrains: the deep green of an Oregon forest, the chaotic order of a major urban center, the overwhelming forces of a waterfall, among them.
The Hunted is a film of breathtaking and breathless aesthetic purity, moving seamlessly from action sequence to action sequence, location to location.
The film risks alienating itself from the mainstream of movie viewers for precisely this reason--it is a tough movie in its spareness, its refusal to define character except in broad, even contradictory, strokes.
www.thefilmjournal.com /issue5/thehunted.html   (1038 words)

  
 DVD Talk > Reviews > The Hunted
The film's sound designer is Steve Boeddeker (whose work for "Daredevil" recently was remarkable; he was also the sound designer for the Tommy Lee Jones/Samuel L. Jackson picture "Rules of Engagement").
Surrounds continue to be heavily involved throughout the rest of the film, with everything from subtle ambience to more noticable sound effects (traffic, etc.) present in the rear speakers.
Filming the action and the cinematography are also two subjects profiled here.
www.dvdtalk.com /reviews/read.php?ID=7165   (1034 words)

  
 The Hunted (2003)
The film starts out by transporting us back to 1999 in Kosovo and the Serbian army is in a particularly cruel mood, as they are wiping out some nondescript city.
The film was very shifty, with a multitude of palettes, but Paramount handles it all in stride and their transfer rarely faltered.
First up is Pursuing The Hunted (8:06) and here, director William Friedkin discusses his inspiration for the film, while actors Benicio Del Toro and Tommy Lee Jones discuss their characters and how they see them in the overall scheme of the film/story.
www.dvdmg.com /hunted.shtml   (2031 words)

  
 IN THE CINEMAS
You watch things hunting and being hunted, reproducing, killing and dying, it's all endless and pointless, except in the end one small pattern emerges from it all, the only certainty: one is born, one lives for a time then one dies, that is all..." -lead character Allan Quatermain.
Her film SECRETS is a surrealistic journey into one woman's subconscious, won the Juries Choice award from the New York University Film Festival as well as awards from the Ann Arbor and Malta International Film Festivals.
Each film -- newsreels, scientific demonstrations, civics lessons, history tutorials, and instructions for living is a naked testament to the ideas they attempted to grasp, and the eras and circumstances in which they were produced.
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 The Hunted reviewed by Steve Sailer for UPI; Tommy Lee Jones, Benicio Del Toro, William Friedkin
For example, "The Hunted," starring Tommy Lee Jones, is the most primordial blood and guts action movie about an aging Special Operations warrior named "L.T." who must fight his way out of the woods since … well, since last week's "Tears of the Sun" with Bruce Willis.
Hunting was a popular subject for books and movies back in Hemingway's era, but nowadays you can't show your hero shooting Bambi.
The quality of both "The Hunted" and "Tears of the Sun" may have been beaten down by the physical drubbing their casts and crews endured while filming in wet wildernesses.
www.isteve.com /Film_The_Hunted.htm   (839 words)

  
 filmcritic.com Movie Review: The Hunted
The film opens during the war in Kosovo as highly trained hand-to-hand combat assassin (or “tracker”) Aaron Hallam (Benicio Del Toro) carries out his military assignment to murder a high-ranking official.
Bonham once specialized in the training of trackers, so once on the job, Bonham wanders through the forest sifting through dirt and examining broken tree branches looking for his man. He quickly concludes that the man the FBI is looking for is Hallam.
The character development is surprisingly thin, and the film is littered with too many plot holes and contrivances to fully engage.
www.filmcritic.com /misc/emporium.nsf/2a460f93626cd4678625624c007f2b46/3c5d7761f00083c188256ce900015081?OpenDocument   (744 words)

  
 Hunted, The : About The Filmmakers
I always prefer the kind of film in which a lot is drawn from the audience's imagination.
FRIEDKIN: There are three little girls in the film: that one, the daughter of the woman Aaron loves in secret, who thinks of him as a surrogate father and the little girl that L. notices at the airport, playing hide-and-seek, whom he helps.
Her part in the film wasn't even scripted and she'd never acted, but I was inspired to use her to drive home the horror of what had been going on there.
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 The Hunted: Film Review di Guido Mezzabotta
The hunt for Aaron takes us into the forests of the Pacific Northwest and into the environs of downtown Portland with a growing body count of slaughtered innocents.
I enjoyed it more for what it could have been rather than what it is. A badly chopped film that makes little sense of its narrative, it wastes the talents of two talented actors, particularly Benicio del Toro.
The fast pace of the film keeps one on the edge of the seat until the final blood splattered slaughter on a raging river.
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 Total Film - The Hunted   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Writers Peter and David Griffiths craft an outline of Hallam that’s way too ambiguous for the audience to grasp, and Jones’ LT is a mumbling mess (when Connie Nielsen’s FBI agent tries to question him about his past, he suffers more jitters than Keith Richards on a three-day detox).
The cast is also subdued, taking the thrill out of the hunt.
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 Home Theater Forum - HTF REVIEW: The Hunted
Aside from that, the film goes on with minimal dialog or distraction as the chase winds its way to a rather implausible climax where, near a major U.S. city with dozens of government agents in pursuit - both protagonist and antagonist find the time to literally forge new weapons to use against one another.
The Hunted is a film pared the core.
One scene in the film has the antagonist’s voice coming from behind as he taunts his prey.
www.hometheaterforum.com /htforum/printpost.php?postid=1688681   (872 words)

  
 THE HUNTED - WIDESCREEN DVD/William Friedkin: Films of Aberration, Obsession and Reality - BOOKS
Tears of the Sun comes William Friedkin's The Hunted--a film that introduces its titular fugitive in a flashback to Kosovo at the height of the Albanian genocide.
That being said, The Hunted is a cheerfully ridiculous movie that manages over the course of its running time to entertain with a series of action set-pieces that recall Friedkin's work in The French Connection.
The Hunted is the celluloid equivalent of men sitting in a circle around a fire, beating drums, no girls allowed (consider the two women in the film--they are almost anti-love interests)--asinine when considered with any sort of perspective but invigorating when not.
filmfreakcentral.net /dvdreviews/hunted.htm   (783 words)

  
 Hunted, The London Movie Review
At first glance you could be forgiven for thinking that The Hunted was a sequel to The Fugitive, or, more accurately, to U.S. Marshalls, the unofficial sequel that saw Tommy Lee Jones reprise his character in order to chase Wesley Snipes.
The film could have been quite good (though it wouldn't have been any less derivative), but Friedkin has sacrificed plot for violence, gore and the odd bit of interesting character detail, such as the fact that Jones doesn’t carry a gun.
Some of the fight scenes are raw and exciting, but some are ridiculous.
www.viewlondon.co.uk /review_1614.html   (464 words)

  
 Political Film Society - The Hunted
When The Hunted, directed by William Friedkin, begins, two hunters are killed and savagely butchered in the Oregon wilderness while hunting elk.
The film's message is that animals should be allowed to live in the wilderness rather than being "the hunted." The film's cinematography of Oregon is breathtaking.
The fight scenes, in which LT and Hallam use only knives, are rather amateurish, as even the simplest of kungfu moves would have been possible, very effective, and much better choreographed.
www.geocities.com /~polfilms/thehunted.html   (303 words)

  
 The Harvard Crimson :: Arts :: Film Preview
While The Hunted does succeed in being unusually beautiful, thanks to the cinematography of Caleb Deschanel, the film gives away its plot far too early to allow for an intelligent resolution of the Oedipal conflict set up in the opening scenes.
While preparing for the film’s climactic one-on-one knife fight in one of The Hunted particularly confusing scenes, Hallam and L.T. independently carve makeshift weapons out of scrap metal and stone, despite the fact that they’re within walking distance of downtown Portland.
For fans of action films, The Hunted will provide a refreshing break from the usual means of slicing-and-dicing, without doing away with any of the high-adrenaline pyrotechnics of special effects-heavy films.
www.thecrimson.com /printerfriendly.aspx?ref=347106   (411 words)

  
 Hunted, The (2003): Reviews
While the plot of The Hunted is tiresome and the character development is phlegmatic, the picture holds fascination in its determination to trim away chat and guff and focus on tempo and filmic textures.
The Hunted is so openly, defiantly derivative of 1982's "First Blood," you figure there has to be a copyright lawsuit brewing right this very minute.
The Hunted stalks the masculine psyche with sharp knives, but it tracks its audience too noisily to bag us.
www.metacritic.com /film/titles/hunted   (1305 words)

  
 channel4.com/film - The Hunted
Aware that he alone is capable of reigning in his former charge, Bonham pulls on his boots one last time and goes off into the wilds.
Indeed, The Hunted is saturated with a feeling that everyone is coasting.
The Hunted is by no means dreadful, but when this sort of talent is assembled, the results ought to be considerably more impressive.
www.channel4.com /film/reviews/film.jsp?id=118963&page=2   (348 words)

  
 FilmStew.com • The Hunted
In a film that feels all too familiar, Tommy Lee Jones attempts to track down Benicio Del Toro, a military trained assassin who has gone off the deep end.
The Hunted is as generic and unspecial a movie as its title suggests, a loose bundle of filmmaking formulas that leaves the viewer disengaged from anything but uncovering the mysteries of Benicio Del Toro’s superfluous, self-imposed eccentricities.
Todd Gilchrist is a regular contributor to FilmStew.com, a leading source of film industry news and information, and sister company to Hollywood's Master Storytellers and Project Tracker.
www.filmstew.com /content/article.asp?ContentID=5455   (351 words)

  
 Stomp Tokyo Video Reviews - The Hunted (1995)
The chances that he will appear in any given action film increase greatly if swords are involved and the dialogue doesn't have to be comprehensible.
A large portion of film's last act is devoted to establishing that Racine has learned sword fighting (from the island's comedy relief flsmith), yet when it comes down to it Paul falls back on hitting Kinjo in the head with a rock.
The Hunted isn't completely incompetent, nor is it the truly awful sort of film in front of which we find ourselves all too often.
www.stomptokyo.com /movies/h/hunted.html   (1354 words)

  
 Movie Trailer Mash-up: Good Will Hunted | /Film
I came across one today for Good Will Hunting titled Good Will Hunted, about a man who stumbles upon a government secret and is targeted by a hit-man. Sounds a little far fetched, but Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s original script had a some-what similar plot.
Film professors should be teaching classes purely on the trailer mash-up.
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www.slashfilm.com /2007/02/20/movie-trailer-mash-up-good-will-hunted   (272 words)

  
 Illinois Times: A & E: Film: Movie Review - Williard, The Hunted
The film isn't a complete washout; it does contain a fine lead performance, is perversely funny, and exploits your fear of having nearly 500 rats run wild in your home.
While the story itself borrows heavily from First Blood, at The Hunted's core is a poignant humanity, a perspective usually absent in films of this sort.
The Hunted isn't about the glory of warfare but of savagery and the high cost it exacts from the soldiers who would do our nation's bidding.
www.illinoistimes.com /gbase/Gyrosite/Content?oid=oid:2023   (865 words)

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