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How Brad Pitt’s death scene went viral
Exiting an advance screening of Meet Joe Black , I filed into an elevator with others who had just spent a punishing three hours watching Brad Pitt act like Death. Meet Joe Black is a movie about death that stubbornly refuses to come to life. Is it bad? Is it lazy hack work? Hell, no. Director Martin Brest is too ambitious for that. The former New York University film student works infrequently, having made only five movies in two decades. Going in Style , his first studio film, features three near-death retirees, played by George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg, who rob a bank.
The film has been vaunted as a romance, much like the Fredric March film Death Takes a Holiday , which inspired this update. Bill, it should be unnecessary to point out, bears no resemblance to any real person, living or dead. Joe comes to admire Bill as the old man battles corporate sharks to keep control of his company. Hopkins, in the only fully imagined role, is outstanding when widower Bill recalls his first meeting with his adored wife, down to the collar on her blouse — a rare instance when Brest gets the details right.
And Pitt barely gets that. Joe is a literary conceit as hard to flesh out as the ghost child in Beloved. Death is testing the human capacity for joy on everything from peanut butter to first-ever sex. The peanut butter is about the only thing in Meet Joe Black that does stick. Popular on Rolling Stone.
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Death chooses the very wealthy widow William Parrish Anthony Hopkins , tough builder of a Press emporium, about to be His time has come, but before taking him, Death wants to be around him in human form in order to learn certain things that he believes can be learned from Mr. Parrish, who has lived a very intense and fulfilling life. So for a while Death stays in Bill's home, having taken the body of a young man Brad Pitt who died very suddenly hit by a car What Death "Joe Black" didn't know is that the young man whose body he took had just met Bill's daughter casually in a coffee shop and they had "fallen" for each other as if struck by lightning.
Meet Joe Black’s most bonkers scene goes viral 21 years later
It is a movie about a woman who falls in love with a concept. And it is a meditation on the screen presence of Brad Pitt. That there is also time for scenes about sibling rivalry and a corporate takeover is not necessarily a good thing. The movie contains elements that make it very good, and a lot of other elements besides. Less is more. As the movie opens, a millionaire named William Parrish Anthony Hopkins is pounded by a heart attack, the soundtrack using low bass chords to assault the audience. He hears a voice--his own--in his head. On the brink of his 65th birthday, he senses that death is near.
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Each turns around periodically to look back longingly, but neither does so when the other is similarly paused. Claire turns the corner. Brad pauses in the middle of the street. He avoids one car, another hits him and a third bashes him about like a big, blonde ragdoll.
The only good thing on the internet right now is Twitter's and my rediscovery or even just discovery of the film Meet Joe Black. In it, Brad Pitt plays the literal personification of death, aka Joe Black, in a love story that goes on for three whole hours. The newfound attention to the film was sparked by user ladyastronauty's repost of the film's opening scene, which she aptly declares "is the most bonkers one minute of a movie that I have ever seen.
Claire Antonia Forlani born 17 December  is an English actress. She became known in the mids for her leading role in the film Mallrats , and in the Jean-Michel Basquiat biopic Basquiat. In , she achieved wide recognition for starring in the fantasy romance film Meet Joe Black During her six years at the school, she also studied dance, which led to performances on stage in The Nutcracker and Orpheus in the Underworld.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: Meet Joe Black - Ending with Susan - "We've got time"
Exiting an advance screening of Meet Joe Black , I filed into an elevator with others who had just spent a punishing three hours watching Brad Pitt act like Death. Meet Joe Black is a movie about death that stubbornly refuses to come to life. Is it bad? Is it lazy hack work? Hell, no. Director Martin Brest is too ambitious for that.
Everyone is ripping into this ridiculously drawn out scene from Meet Joe Black
In the years since, she has also found her voice, speaking out about her brush with Harvey Weinstein, how the gender pay gap affects her — and just how many mints she and Pitt went through to film their big love scene. The actor, then 26, played the lead in the romantic drama Meet Joe Black opposite a very charming, very blond Brad Pitt, who was arguably at the height of his fame. Yet things have come full circle for Forlani, as the year-old finds herself starring in Five Feet Apart , a film about a girl who cannot be with the boy she loves. This time though, she plays the mother of one of the star-crossed lovers. You were born and raised in England and your husband was born and raised in Scotland [the couple has homes in London and LA]. Yet both of you imitate the American accent really well in your films.
It's that film starring Brad Pitt, Claire Forlani, and Anthony Hopkins about a lad who comes to earth in the form of a human but he's really Death. While there, he learns all about love, heartache, and what it means to be a person who is alive, rather than what he is, which is Death. It's a weird movie but it's got decent reviews so watch it if you haven't seen it and like young Brad Pitt, we guess? Meet Joe Black had a bit of a resurgence on Twitter last night, but not because a load of people had recently discovered it and thought it was great - but because of the below scene. This is the most bonkers one minute of a movie that I have ever seen pic.