The Edge
2/4
poster

Details & Information from IMDB

Genre Drama
Year 1997
Duration 117 min
Rating 6.5 out of 10
Description: Billionaire Charles Morse accompanies his supermodel wife Mickey to photo shoot at Alaska. The shoot is to be made by fashion photographer Robert Green. To find specific Indian for the shoot, they fly to even more distant location, where their small plane crashes into a lake. To survive in the woods full of man-killing bears they need each other, but the smarter of the men - Charles is suspicious that Robert is having an affair with his wife.
Comments: What's so good about this picture? Well, it's actually very well shot and some very nice writing by Mamet.

Many people probably haven't even heard of this picture, the title is uninspiring but the film isn't.

The direction is superb, the widescreen frame is filled with details and characters use the 2.35:1 scope very well. The film is shot with the cinema screen in mind, not pan and scan. The photography is beautiful, the landscape comes alive, sometimes it steals the picture away from the characters.

The acting is fine, but sometimes a bit more meat was required in the middle of the picture. I don't think the actors had enough depth, but overall not bad.

The picture is about survival and that's all I will say.

The final frames are disappointing, should've been handled better.

The director did a terrific job capturing the Alaska terrain.

As usual, please view this picture in widescreen otherwise people you would have only seen 57% of the picture. There is only one way to enjoy the photography, and that's in widescreen.