The Fall: Just as Amazing on Paper
by Kevin Powers
May 28, 2008
Continuing my shameless cheerleading for one of the most stunning films I've ever seen, I present to you a wonderful gift I received from one of the film's publicists. Since The Fall expands its distribution across the US as of this Friday, May 30th, I thought this would be the perfect piece of flash to excite a few of you to get out and see it this weekend. I highly encourage you to! Outwardly, the book is simply a tangible glimpse at the film. Yet with The Fall's incredible visuals, this 80-page, 14" x 17" tome becomes something much more artful and certainly more than just a coffee table book. Showing it to friends, they actually suggested - shockingly - to frame a few pages. Tearing a out a page? Never. But that tells you how stunning this material really is. A few snaps of the inside can be seen below.
Most of the photos were captured by Stephen Berkman during the film's production. Since the book was created before the film was finished, the director, Tarsem Singh, actually adopted the volume's typography for the main title and end credits. Thanks goes out to Stefan Bucher for creating such a wonderful book and providing some of the graphics you see here.
The Fall is directed by Indian filmmaker Tarsem Singh, of that wacky movie The Cell previously. The script was written by Dan Gilroy (Two for the Money), Nico Soultanakis, and Tarsem Singh. The Fall debuted at the Toronto Film Festival last year and is already showing in limited release around the US.
Go see The Fall this weekend!