Wednesday 21 March 2012

That Film Continues To Touch My InkHeart . . .

I've already written a post about it in the past, but I'm gonna do it again...

I watched the film 'Inkheart' again last night and I can't help but adore that film. Yeah, it's not perfect. It's far from perfect. The script is sloppy in places, yada yada, etc etc - but the concept!

Basically, for those who don't know, it stares Brendan Fraser and he has a newly discovered gift so that when he reads allowed from a book, the characters are brought from their fictional world to the real world at the cost of someone or something going back in. By doing this, he looses his wife but gains an enemy as the book's villain is brought out.

Thus the film continues as he is left to bring up their daughter alone and as he goes in search for a copy of the book now out of print in hope that he can bring her back whilst being pursued by the villain and his henchmen who have been brought out by another "Silvertongue", as they call them, with a stutter that leaves them imperfect.

It's a family film, one that the kids may enjoy more than adults, but I love the whole concept. I also still love the character played by the yummy actor, Paul Bettany, called 'Dustfinger', a flame thrower from the book who wants nothing more than to be read back in so he can rejoin his own family.

I love it! I love how it reminds me of my passion for books, and I love the way it rekindles that desire to write and create. And I love the point in the film when Character-Meets-Author and when Author-Meets-Character. That scene touches home and makes me wonder what I would do if I ever come face to face with my characters in the flesh. What would you do if you met yours?


  1. What would you do if you met yours? What a question! It depends on who it is, male or female, hero or villain. There are some I'd quietly lust over, perhaps 'write' her to do things she'd rather not do :) And then you're going into creepy country. I reckon the heroes would find me disappointing. The villains easy meat.
    Ref the book I enjoyed reading it to - it was a present for my daughter when she was younger.

    1. I think my characters would find me a disappointment too, either that or they'd hate me for the horrible stuff I put them through :)

  2. I've seen this film. It isn't too bad, although I'm not the biggest fan of Brendan Frasier. I think he makes sub-par films.

    1. Yeah, the film's not perfect by a long shot, but it's enjoyable (I'm easily pleased in the cinematic department). I just love the concept, the whole fiction meeting real world scenerio...