iMDB Rating: 5.5
Date Released : 16 December 2005
Genre : Comedy, Sci-Fi
Stars : Bruce Collier, Elliott Stegall, David Kramer, Jonathan Gagle. January 1994: George Lucas furiously finishes the last drafts of his brilliant new film: "Star Wars Episode One: The Dark Awakening". But when a mysterious stranger appears, the struggle between good and evil leaps from the page into reality as George struggles to hold onto the last threads of a brilliant screenplay." />
Movie Quality : HDrip
Format : MKV
Size : 870 MB
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January 1994: George Lucas furiously finishes the last drafts of his brilliant new film: "Star Wars Episode One: The Dark Awakening". But when a mysterious stranger appears, the struggle between good and evil leaps from the page into reality as George struggles to hold onto the last threads of a brilliant screenplay.
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Typically, films about film-making gain success when they illustrate the endeavor that is the writing process. Fellini's 8 1/2 sticks out in my mind as a film about film-making that shows the man behind the camera and how he affects so strongly what the camera sees. For those of us that believe film is an art, the frame must be the canvas, and the movement of such like brush-strokes. Fall of a Saga is about George Lucas writing Episode I and goes on to explain a comical reason behind its failure. I've viewed the film several times, the initial viewing being somewhere in the vicinity of 2 1/2 to 3 years ago and each time I'm struck by the performances of both Elliot Stegall and Bruce Collier. Basically, their roles are that of cat and mouse, even though it's more emotional and intellectual than it is a physical chase. They play their parts very well; neither stand out significantly better than the other, most likely because they both are aware that on-screen chemistry speaks more profoundly than individual acting merits. Elliot, whom I've known for some time (he was my professor in an acting class in high school, actually) comes off very cool and I have no doubts that he contributed greatly to his role. What literally makes the film is the balance that it has between the comical and the deeply moving. There is only one moment in the film that touches on the emotions, but it doesn't contrast the rest of the film. After viewing the film several times, I noticed the reason why is because many of the comical moments are from the director--take for instance the opening scene in the restaurant where Lucas looks at his pencil. The editing here is what makes the shot, of a pencil none the less, comical. There are many moments that are like this. There are a few comments that I have heard about the twist not being enough of a twist. I actually applaud it more than I would a twist because it feels more like a natural progression of events. The filmmaker and the audience enter into an agreement in film to not hold back anything for themselves--typically, twists in the story do just this. In this instance, the filmmaker has not violated the relationship between he and the audience. To conclude, Fall of a Saga is a film I would recommend everyone sees at least once. It succeeds in providing us both with comedy and drama. Earl Newton's film proves he has a budding talent that we all must keep an eye on to blossom.