Thursday, June 21, 2007
A Mighty Heart
The film, A Mighty Heart, is a love letter to Daniel Pearl from his wife Mariane. Based on Mariane Pearl's memoir, Angelina Jolie and Dan Futterman play the couple in the weeks of Pearl's kidnapping and ultimate demise in Karachi, Pakistan in 2002. Pearl was a journalist for the Wall Street Journal, exploring a post-9/11 middle east. The environment is dangerous and portrayed well by the documentary-style camera work. The politics are complicated and volatile, an innocent man is an unfortunate victim. This is an interesting film, a melancholy drama, easily Jolie's best work to date.