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I loved the individual stories that the Djinn told but found the romance lacking
Yawn. Spend your money on the books. making movie is art form, an intelligent, entertaining 2 dimension of a book or story event- this art is lost. movies now are about how much money can I make or I made one good movie lets try another or somebody had some money and wanted to make more and asked a director to give a go at it.
Storyteller goes to Istanbul and redoes "1001 Nights" (Scherazade comes up on a sign). (Spoiler) She imagines a Djinn and falls in love with him. Old fashioned story telling with lavish settings. The ending a little overdone, but great fun.
Costumes and cinematography were the only redeeming factors plus a few good shots of the Bosphorus and palaces. Story was extremely odd. Thank goodness for the comfy seats! Would never recommend to anyone. It was Bizarre. Two stars only for the costumes and location scenes. Sound track was also good especially through the Credits. One of worst movies have ever seen.
You will be longing for this movie to be over!
Fairytale about love. Well acted. Nice storytelling
Elba is always solid. But he seemed scattered. Not as much as in Beast. The girls were awful. This movie is crazy stupid. The giant naked women were so uneccessary and that part of the story offered zero value. They accomished nothing. Was like the joke Orange u glad I didn't say banana again...but they just kept saying banana. The 2 Brothers chapter was so dumb. They I trounce a character then he dies, killed, or written off. They fat brother puts gross fluid ha d out the whole. Mom kisses it. That whole movie was vross and obnoxious. Who gives this over 1 star? I call BS
Both leads were top notch. Very interesting story and music.
This movie is like that friend that talks about nonsense all the time and never shuts up.
I greatly enjoyed this film. Very entertaining and action packed, with great lead actors. Part fantasy, part love story, part Aladdin! Great story telling - very engaging, exciting, not scary, and quite lovely. I really didn't want it to end, and was happy when it didn't and could have. I bet you would pick up a lot more with watching it a 2nd or 3rd time. I love the interaction/chemistry of the 2 just hanging out, chilling in their bathrobes, strangers sharing their lives.
A different kind of love story. If you liked the movie "The shape of water", you will like this movie. It makes you think about what would your three wishes be. What is important to you?
The film is based on A.S. Byatt's short story ‘The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye’ first published in 1994. The homosapiens should rather be more homo-narrans. That the storytelling ape is really what we're, more than wise; or rather, maybe the wisdom comes from being storytellers. How do you make it feel progressive? Where to up the emotion, where to lower, where to become quiet, where to get loud? Within that one space, it's a jigsaw. What happens with jumping to third person to let the listener fill in the blanks? If you do a little digging, you start to see that some of the greatest storytellers do it naturally and some do it in a more manipulated way. Significant changes are made to the screenplay, first with Zoom rehearsals, then in the room together, to examine every dimension of the screenplay. What's most important is the interplay between the two characters. What the conflict between them reveals. It’s not so much what an individual actor does, but what the two of them do to each other. The film plays out first in a hotel room in Istanbul, then back and forth between the shifting timeframes of the Djinn’s past and the present, with a third act set in a house in London. When we go into the cinema, it’s a kind of public dreaming, You are invited into the story, and hopefully caught up in it. Sharing dreams with strangers, on the big screen. "Three Thousand Years Of Longing" sits as a time capsule, reconsider how important narrative is in our lives. What happened to us with the pandemic, and other global forces, there's been a threat to the possibility of us being able to create narratives. We're getting used to finding a way to renegotiate how we create narratives. Being story-less is not a good place for human beings to be. It's a threat to our mental health. So, bring on "Three Thousand Years Of Longing", to re-evaluate the narrative drive in our systems. Written by Gregory Mann