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October 15, 2007

>2000s favourite thrilling scenes – Part 1


The Others (2001) “Are you mad? I am your daughter!”

First of all, if you haven’t seen the film, don’t be afraid to watch this video as it’s not a spoiler for anything crucial that happens in this masterpiece brilliantly written and directed by Alejandro Amenábar. A film that at first sight only means to scare the audience but in its end proves to be much more than that. Some could say The Others is intertwined with The Sixth Sense (1999), but in my opinion, the fact that the two films deal with a very similar subject doesn’t make Amenábar’s piece smaller by any means. What i feel by the end of each film is remarkably different. The Sixth Sense comforts me almost like a lullaby. The Others torments me. How depressing it is Grace’s looks and words (Nicole Kidman in her best performance) when she finally realizes what some of us already wondered. This particular scene above is one of the many hints in the film. Many of the other clues are not only presented by words and acts, as well as many other elements in a single frame, which might be the light, an object or a sound. Prepare all your senses.