Saturday, January 23, 2010

INVICTUS 2009 - Nelson Mandela and the Game That Changed a Nation.

"I thank whatever Gods Maybe. For my unconquerable soul. I'm the master of my fate. I'm the captain of my soul..."

"I drop in the blink of an eye. I'm colorblind..."

Setelah keluar dari penjara dari penjara Robben Island, Nelson Mandela(the film stars Morgan Freeman) kemudian menjadi Presiden Afrika Selatan tahun 1994. Mandela berusaha mengatasi perbedaan rasial dan warna kulit di South Africa saat itu. dan cara yang ia tempuh adalah melalui pertandingan Rugby.

Untuk dapat memenangkan pertandingan Rugby yang mana Afrika Selatan menjadi tuan rumah Rugby World Cup 1995, Mandela mengundang kapten Rugby François Pienaar (Matt Damon) dan menyetakan keinginannya untuk dapat memenangkan kompetisi bergensi yg dapat dilihat oleh dunia internasional.

Dengan cara pendekatan yang tidak bisa, tahap demi tahap, dengan dukungan sepenuhnya, Nelson Mandela berusaha memperbaiki kondisi negara-nya, mencoba setiap peluang yang ada, dan dengan pribadi yang dikatakan Pienaar "I was thinking how you spend 30 years in a tiny cell, and come out ready to forgive the people who put you there"
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Invictus, diangkat dari buku biografi Nelson Mandela selama 1995 Rugby World Cup di Afrika Selatan, yang ditulis oleh John Carlin dengan judul "Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Changed a Nation" dan INVICTUS itu sendiri merupakan poem yg ditulis oleh William Ernest Henley, dan merupakan penyemangat Mandela untuk bisa bertahan dlm penjara selama 30 tahun.
INVICTUS by William Ernest Henley
"Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul."
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I really really really LOVE LOVE Clint Eastwood. I LOVE HIM. I LOVE HIS ALL FILMS TOTALLY. I dont know, I always cry badly when i saw his films(khusus film2nya Eastwood aja lah, yg lain kagak). I dunno. contohnya film Million Dollar Baby, tentang cewek buangan yang menjadi petinju. Flags of Our Fathers, tentang kebohongan sejarah amerika. Letters From Iwo Jima, Changeling, Mistic River, Unforgiven, Gran Torino, A Perfect World dll.

Clint Eastwood sutradara langka yang khas dan unik. memberikan detail, memberikan score, memberikan sinematografi, memberikan akting yang ng pernah setengah-setengah. dan perlu dicatat, film2 dia jarang mahal dan berbudget besar, tapi selalu menyisakan sesuatu yg pantas didapatkan si penonton.

dan INVICTUS (bhs latin, in english is "invincible") memberikan nuansa, bagaimana dan apa pengorbanan seorang yg besar dlm memimpin sebuah negara (Yudhoyono cocok nonton nih film). dan film ini diisi banyak soundtrack yg bagus, terutama "9000 days" - Overtone with Yollande Nortjie dan "Colourblind" - Overtone.

Invictus gagal di Golden Globe, sebab GG memang doyan tipe2 film ginian jd Avatar yg menang. Avatar memang oke dalam genre Fantasy-adventure. tapi Invictus ini bener2 sempurna untuk drama dekumentar. yakin bakal masuk OSCAR juga, terutama untuk Directed, Main role - Morgan Freeman sama Supporting Role- Matt Damon. dan pastinya, bakal masuk best Pictures.
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"Colourblind" - Overtone (lyric)

And it's not just a game
You can't throw me away
I put all I had on the line
And I give and you take
And I played the high stakes
I've won and I've lost
But, I'm fine

Hear me say I'll wise up 'til the end
Hear me say I'll stand up for my friends
And I crash to the ground
And it's just my own sound
I drop in the blink of an eye
I'm colorblind

And your milky way fight
Won't stop my delight
You keep me and lock me away
And it's dark and it's bright
It's your colorful pride that kept me here 9000 days

Hear me say I'll see the sky again
Hear me say I'll drive for you my friend
There's a noise in the crowd
But it's just my own shout
A stumble I fall and I pray

Hear you say your eyes see green again
In the end we'll lived up holding hands
Yes, we'll spark in the night
We'll be colorblind
And these are the lives we gave

Hear me say I'll wise up 'til the end
Hear me say that I'll stand beside my friends
I won't stay on the floor
I will settle the score
A stumble I fall and I pray

Hear me say it's time we stop talking
Eye to eye we see a different face
Yes we we've conquered the war
With love at the core
A stumble I fall, but I'll stay
Colorblind.
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TRIVIA from IMDb
Nelson Mandela himself has said that only Morgan Freeman could portray him. And so Freeman was the first actor cast.
(JS/23.01.2010)
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