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  The Others (2001 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Others is a 2001 psychological thriller film by the Spanish director Alejandro Amenábar, starring Nicole Kidman.
This was the first film ever to receive the Best Film Award at the Goyas (Spain's national film awards) with not a single word of Spanish spoken in it.
The film is set on Jersey, one of the Channel Islands, in 1945, just after the end of the Nazi occupation in World War II.
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 Review of "The Others" (2001)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Filmed in dark, foreboding tones, The Others aspires to resurrect the long-forgotten genre of old-fashioned horror, and this would be a keen endeavor had as much energy been put into the screenplay as was put into the fog machine.
The film knows what scares us (sinister marionettes, old photographs, pale kids with English accents), but it employs its tools in too trite a manner, trying the patience of even the most tolerant spectator.
Critics are raving about this supposedly brilliant and subversive film, and I can’t help but wonder if any of its proponents have ever seen another haunted house movie; everything in the film is standard, from the creaking floorboards to the enveloping darkness to the false scares.
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 Others - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Others (Lost), mysterious inhabitants of a strange island in the south Pacific in the television series Lost
Others group of artists, a group of modernist artists founded in the beginning of the 20th century
"Others", mythical demonic creatures of ice and snow that live in the far northern regions of the fictional world of George R. Martin's fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire
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 Reel Criticism - Nicole Kidman in The Others   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
On every possible level this film is a new classic among ghost stories, as its marvelous direction, writing, acting and design pull you into the film moments after it begins.
Invariably, there are a few other films that people will compare it to, but over time this film will be considered superior to all of them.
The film opens with the lady of the house, played with stunning beauty of Grace (played by Nicole Kidman from "Moulin Rouge" and "Birthday Girl"), hiring some new staff to help her around the house.
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She tells the adults that she is seeing other people in the house: a boy named Victor, his parents, and an old woman that Anne thinks is a witch.
Her screen presence is tempered somewhat by the severe, impeccably cut tweed fashions she wears throughout the film, which serve the dual functions of slightly glamorizing her (as if she weren't glamorous enough as it is...) and hinting that behind her straitlaced exterior lies a barely restrained madness.
The film delivers a pretty good jolt after spending an hour and a half on misdirection, but like many puzzle movies, the process is more satisfying than the solution.
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 The Others (2001) - Ninth Symphony Films Review
And, not surprisingly, the music for this film is an integral part of the whole mood and pace of the story.
By taking an objective view of a few scenes in this film, it is apparent that it is entirely the music which creates the mood for the scene and communicates the feelings of the characters on the screen to the audience.
With a lot of the films of the 2001 Summer season fading easily into the fogotten recesses of my mind, this film will certainly stand out as one of the best of the season, and perhaps one of the most entertaining of the year.
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 TheMovieBoy Review: The Others (2001)
An eloquent and deeply affecting ghost story, the film bears a superficial resemblance to 1999's "The Sixth Sense," yet distances itself from that equally fine movie by imposing upon the viewer its own personal layers of shivering atmosphere and signs of impending dread that could only be classified as its own.
As a classic horror picture, "The Others" is the best kind, weaving its spell in a deliberately slow fashion that penetratingly involves you in its central characters and their unfortunate plight.
The film is without overt violence or bloodshed, but one-ups these elements by creating a masterful ambiance of both mood and unshakable trepidation that is far more haunting than the sight of a masked killer hacking away at a pretty teenaged cast.
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 The Others   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
(Amenábar opens the film with her scream to establish from the start her potential to erupt.) Grace has sublimated her desperate loneliness into a fanatical devotion to her children; she's protective (her fierce tirade when she discovers a life-threatening open door explains why the first servants probably left) but only really affectionate when they sleep.
Kidman makes Grace's discomfort palpable, her need to deny the obvious evidence that the house is haunted as much a function of her own severity as a reaction to her mingled love and fear of her weird brood.
Her performance resonates long after the film's over, turning Amenábar's simple genre piece into a suggestive fairy tale meditation on mothers and their children.
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 Hispanic Magazine.com September 2001 Cultura Film Alejandro Amenábar
And to him, those movies are the ones that prey on childhood fears of the dark, the strange noise, the creaky door that swings open in the middle of the night.
But although The Others is simpler and far less “tricky” than the Bruce Willis hit, it may also be better—a supremely assured exercise in suspense, made by a filmmaker in complete command of his craft.
The Others, which takes place almost entirely inside that vast, dark mansion, was shot in 12 weeks on soundstages in Madrid, with exteriors filmed in the north of Spain.
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 SOUNDWAVES CINEMA - The Others (2001)
THE OTHERS represents a rarity among Hollywood releases in that it doesn't rely on shocks so much as it does a twisty premise and some good old fashioned haunted house elements to be effective.
The premise — and punch line - of THE OTHERS is not novel, but director Alejandro Amenábar's approach is. He keeps orchestral scoring to a minimum and allows the squeaking of hundred-year old floor boards and the rattling of heavy keys to create suspense.
For the record, I figured out the mysteries of both films about a third of the way in, but were done so skillfully, in no way did it deter from the experience of watching the pieces line up.
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 The Others Movie Review
"The Others" is a suspense/supernatural thriller set in stately manor in post WWII England where devoted wife and mother Grace (Nicole Kidman) awaits the return of her husband who was called off to the war.
There are hints and clues throughout the film, but you still don't expect it to turn out the way it does....or perhaps you might.
This was neither monotonous nor boring and gave the viewer the much-needed perspective of being encased in the same little world as Grace and the children are.
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Furthermore, the curtains must be closed before the children enter a room because Anne and Nicholas suffer from a terrible illness and cannot stand the light.
This is the starting point for a partly mysterious, partly terrifying film which almost entirely renounces on special effects and violence to create a haunted atmosphere.
Still, this is a film worthwhile watching because Nicole Kidman proves once more to be one of the most versatile actresses of her generation.
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 FilmFestivals . com - Berlin International Film Festival 2001
Her year 2001 feature Italian for Beginners was screened in competition with great success, picking up the FIPRESCI and Ecumenical prizes as well as the Silver Bear Jury prize.
Fresh from Sundance where she was promoting a film, Bisset headed back to the Continent to serve on the jury for the 51st Berlinale, where she joins Bill Mechanic and eight others in deciding the winner of the Golden Beat.
He developed this film in the Sundance Screenwriters Lab and was later invited back to workshp the script at the Filmmakers Lab.
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 SPLICEDwire | Alejandro Amenabar interview for "The Others" (2001)
Writer-director Alejandro Amenábar first caught the imagination of the Spanish public in 1996 with his film debut entitled "Tésis" ("Thesis" in the US), a thriller about a cinematography student whose life is put in danger when she stumbles upon a snuff film buried in her campus film archive.
Tom Cruise, who was starring in "Eyes Wide Shut" at the time, bought the rights to remake the film and began a partnership with 29-year-old Amemábar that has spawned two major motion pictures in 2001.
But with pictures like "Thesis," "Open Your Eyes" and "The Others" floating around in his cerebellum (he wrote, directed and scored the soundtrack for all three) there was obviously more going on than meets the eye when we sat down to talk over coffee a couple weeks ago at Postrio's Restaurant in San Francisco.
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 AboutFilm.com - The Others (2001)
Both films showed that true fear is evoked by stimulating the mind, and not the senses.
The Others, also a character study, is the best damn haunted house movie that's literally about a haunted house that you may ever see.
The Others is not just about what the mind finds scary, but how the mind deals with stress, what it abhors and what it cannot, or will not, understand.
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 THE OTHERS (2001)
The film is shot almost entirely inside the mansion, with cinematographer Javier Aguirresarobe, production designer Benjamin Fernandez and Chilean-born Amenabar creating a world of moody light and darkness.
The film's atmosphere is seeped in eeriness and suggestion as the audience are left to imagine what lies beyond the camera's eye.
The Others is an old-fashioned ghost story and its success shows that the best horror movies are made without resorting to special effects and gore.
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 Classic-Horror Review of The Others (2001)
Brendan Fraser and Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) had not met at the time of the film's release, despite the final battle ostensibly being between their characters.
Set on a secluded island in 1945 England, the film begins with Grace (Nicole Kidman) opening her doors to new servants in her gargantuan mansion home.
He and the cinematographer should both be commended, especially for their work with shadows and fog (one shot is nicely lifted from Kwaidan, a Japanese horror anthology).
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 The Others (2001)
While she tries to make Anne deny the existence of 'the others', increasing evidence starts to convince her that there is something there too.
Amenabar does perhaps rely too much on the soundtrack (which he himself composed) to produce sudden jolts but the film is all the more notable for obtaining great tension out of minimal physicality and maximum atmosphere.
The film has also been beautifully photographed, where all the colour has been washed out of the exteriors leaving only greys and greens to the point that every outdoor shot seems to be taking place in a mist-limned country garden on a winter's morning.
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 The Others (2001): Nicole Kidman, Fionnula Flanagan, Christopher Eccleston, and   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Everything around the house must be illuminated by candlelight and in order to keep the children away from sunlight from other rooms, before opening a door in a room, the previous door that was used must be closed.
Her masterful performance lies at the heart of this beautifully eerie film as she struggles to maintain her composure while at the same time running a household without the aid of her husband (who is presumed dead after going off to World War II).
All in all, The Others is a very creepy movie and a welcome escape from the other so-called "scary" movies we've been subjected to in the past couple years.
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 At-A-Glance Film Reviews: The Others (2001)
The Others is a ghost story that's an awful lot of fun.
The Others stars Nicole Kidman as the mother of two children with photosensitive allergies: essentially, they are allergic to light, especially sunlight.
Beauty, however, is probably an attribute that will only be appreciated after the fact; the film's spooky atmosphere builds slowly but so surely and fully that it's only afterward that we have the time to appreciate the richness of the imagery.
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 The Others. A Hollywood Jesus Movie Review
THE OTHERS is a chilling tale of subtle psychological terror that gets under the skin and lingers for some time.
I mean the reoccurring theme in the scary or horror film is unleashed, uncontrolled evil and the hero fighting for good or just plain fighting for his life.
The film is about crsis of faith and coming to terms with experiences that run counter to our belief system.
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 EI > DVD > The Others (2001)
Shot in very low light, "The Others" has an eerie ambiance which is perfect for a dark night at the movies.
Suddenly the screen splits in each of the individual elements as they were filmed or created in the computer.
The children in "The Others" suffer from a very rare disease in which their skin can not repair damage caused by sunlight.
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 Film Review: THE OTHERS (Film of the month)
The film is grounded in suspense, presenting the idea of horror rather than the actuality, and I can guarantee that it is all the more frightening for it.
The reason The Others works so well is that writer/director Alejandro Amenábar stalls the answers as long as possible and the sophistication of his plot leaves one in agonized suspense until the bitter end.
It’s interesting that the back-story to this film is as complex as its plot.
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 The Others (2001): Nicole Kidman, Fionnula Flanagan, Alakina Mann, James Bentley - PopMatters Film Review
The film's concentrated focus on Grace's internal struggle means that Kidman is on screen during much of the film, and she makes an exemplary neo-gothic heroine, her face drained of color and her posture achingly proper, perhaps especially when some unseen scary thing is coming up behind her.
Grace's devotion to her kids is admirable, of course, but the film is as much about the oppressiveness and costs of being a mother, as it is about her "good" maternal love.
Your vision is thus as limited as hers, and the film sucks you up inside her emotional fraying, without you being quite aware that it's happening.
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 FilmFestivals . com - Miami Film Festival 2001
The comfortably small Miami Film Festival is distinguished from other film festivals in that it is principally aimed at the local population which is predominantly Spanish speaking.
At the conclusion of each of the 26 international films that are shown during this year's FIU Miami Film Festival (Feb. 23 - March 4), audience members will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite film.
This is the 18th annual edition of the Film Festival, which has become a signature event on the Miami social scene, attracting an estimated 50,000 film fans from around the world, as well as VIPs and film industry celebrities.
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 'The Others' August 2001
The mood of "The Others" is foggy and uncertain, claustrophobic and otherworldly, and this menacing foreboding grasps the viewer from the very first scene, and doesn't let up.
In "The Others" we are under a sense of dread from the beginning, and this dread comes not only from the atmosphere, and the large English house, but from the actions of the main character, Grace, in that house.
Early on in the film, Grace demonstrates that the door into any room in which you enter in the house has to be locked, before the other door is opened.
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 Scifilm -- Reviews, THE OTHERS (2001)
The film opens in 1945 as 3 domestic servants make their way through a fog-bound landscape to a huge, forbidding English manor.
No daylight or other strong source of light is allowed in the house, because the children are "photosensitive"—light causes severe health problems for them.
If they had been typical child actors, the film would have suffered but they are very believable in their roles.
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