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are the introductory paragraphs:
The Crossing is
an excellent example to illustrate those details that make watching Russell Crowe’s movies enjoyable from another level. Also, because this movie was his first starring role
in a feature film, it shows that early on, he was given a good
background to prepare him for his Hollywood films.
One cannot remove the
fact that whatever he learned in his early films, he has now
applied that knowledge to his works today that have made him a worldwide
star. He supports this when
he says that his views were actually heard and recognized during the
making of A Beautiful Mind. His
own interviews and interviews of his costars also reveal his many
contributions in Gladiator.
Thus, The Crossing and its artistic details provide a glimpse into his early
understanding of his movies from the artistic details level. It’s a great way to intellectually connect with this
“intelligent” man as Ridley Scott and Ron Howard have described him.
The artistic details
presented here will show his fans more of what to look for, to
appreciate the making of this film from how someone like Russell Crowe would view it, from an artistic presentation point of view. For example, he reveals in an interview that the
costume designers wanted him to wear a leather jacket to have the James
Dean look, but he disagreed and thought his character, who
lives out in the bush, should not wear a leather jacket! The result is a character who should look like he lives in the bush
and thanks to his understanding of his character, the result
is a convincing character of “Johnny” in The Crossing.
Besides enjoying his apparent acting talent in his first starring role, what
else should you look for to enjoy this movie from another angle?
The answer is to watch
this movie from its artistic point of view. This includes the many details illustrated here that will answer
the following questions:
does the movie begin and how does it end?
does the train appear again and again besides the fact that it ties in
with the title, The Crossing?
about the detail of the necklace?
is the meaning of the car race scenes?
well does the dance/music technique display the economic levels of
Johnny and Sam?
about the clock? Why is that shown again and again?
do the friendships of Johnny and Sam, Meg and Jenny parallel?
The answers to these
questions are only some of the artistic details that make viewing The
Crossing more enjoyable from a deeper level.
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