Blindness' Dystopian Fable Becomes An Overwrought Movie

The best thing about the movie version of Blindness » 10/03/08 5:00pm 10/03/08 5:00pm is how much it makes you appreciate the transcendent novel by Jose Saramago. The book takes a potentially hackneyed story — everyone goes blind, except for one woman — and turns it into a jarring look at how anything can become normal. At its best, the movie,…

Adapting Saramago's "Blindness" Was A Journey From Horror To Poetry,…

Fernando Meirelles garnered award nominations for City Of God and The Constant Gardener. So he was probably the perfect choice to direct the film version of Blindness, Jose Saramago's terrifying novel about an epidemic of inexplicable blindness. The paralyzes an entire country and reduces civilized city-dwellers to… » 10/03/08 12:44pm 10/03/08 12:44pm

This Year's Children Of Men Gets A Much-Needed Extreme Makeover

Good news: the movie version of Jose Saramago's Blindness » 9/09/08 2:07pm 9/09/08 2:07pm showed at the Toronto International Film Festival the other day, and critics are saying it's improved dramatically from the version that was at Cannes. The painful Danny Glover voiceover? Gone. Some confusing transitions involving Julianne Moore's character?…

Movie Version Of Blindness Wrecks A Classic Novel, Say Critics

After an onslaught of splodey summer movies, we were excited for the movie version of Blindness » 9/03/08 8:20am 9/03/08 8:20am, directed by Fernando Meirelles (). The adaptation Nobel Prize-winning author Jose Saramago's novel takes place in the near future, where cities become ravaged with a mysterious outbreak of blindness. And the government…

The Pettiest Dictator On Earth, In New "Blindness" Trailer

Jose Saramago's novel Blindness is one of the most memorable examinations of humanity's dark side in literature. So the movie adaptation, directed by Fernando Meirelles, has a tough order to fill, even with a cast that includes Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo. The film's teaser trailer, which we posted in April, was… » 7/03/08 2:14pm 7/03/08 2:14pm