Getting into A Mighty Heart- Emotionally, Psychologically, Politically
Life can seem so routine at times. We watch the news, read the papers and it doesn’t really affect us– at least not until you live it. Here in California, we lived the news for a couple of weeks (or was it only one?.. Every day seemed like an eternity) with all the fires and the loss of property and life. We have the photos and news clips that make it more real and impact the lives of you, me and everyone else.
However when you see the news coverage of the war, see the politicians debate the war and what is going on in Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, it’s hard to relate unless you know someone who is “over there”. Even if you don’t, you can empathsize.
While you think about the above there is the “drop” of the DVD, A MIGHTY HEART, based on the true story that we have all seen on the news and in newspapers of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl and Marianne, his wife.
This is a gutwrenching, soul-searching drama that might even give you some hope and will linger in the back of your mind for years. Angelina Jolie becomes “Marianne Pearl” having spent serious time talking to Mrs. Pearl before filming began to give honor to story of her husband and that this movie deserved. breathes life into the unforgettable story of Mariane Pearl, who stopped at nothing to find out the truth about her husband’s disappearance in the rollercoaster weeks following Daniel Pear’s kidnapping.
Directed by Michael Winterbottom (Welcome to Sarajevo), A MIGHTY HEART is a fillm that will be something you can watch over and over and still get something from it.
According to Peter Travers of Rolling Stone, the movie is a “humane and haunting” film that lovingly honors the life and spirit of a brave soul who came too close to the ideological chasm that divides our world. The A MIGHTY HEART DVD and HD DVD presentations include “A Journey of Passion: The Making of A MIGHTY HEART”, a public service announcement from the Pearl Foundation and a segment on the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Available on DVD and HD DVD now
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