Wednesday, January 12, 2011
As we sat for the fifth, yes fifth, time in a movie house watching NONAMES all we could think of was, “When and where will it be showing again so we can see it on the “Big Screen”? (It has been shown in magnificently restored old movie houses.) You can sit and watch a movie on your TV but when it is over, do you ever say, “Wow, I felt like I was right there in the movie.”? That is the special feeling you get seeing NONAMES in the theater. You feel that you are transported to a rural small town; you experience the life-sized cast with life-sized joys, problems, comedy and heartaches. You are as much a part of them as they become a part of you. You are able to vividly see the beauty and details of the film surrounded by an eclectic soundtrack that can only be properly felt and absorbed in a big theater.
The movie NONAMES is about life and growing up in rural America--my town, your town, any town. It could have been me or you that the story was about instead of Kevin, CJ, Miller, Rich, Dave, Simon, Danny, Carter, Steph, Molly, Ed, etc. Watching it in the theater gives you the feeling that you were right there walking with them.
We have heard many comments after the movie was over like: “How did they know that about my life?” “The movie really hit close to home!” “It was an easy movie to relate to.” “It was easy to relate to the characters.” “I felt it captured that small town Wisconsin feel.” “The cast all made us feel "there" with them!” “I thought the camera work and editing was spectacular and highlighted the great cast and emotion throughout the story.” “I was truly moved by this film. I want to watch it again.” “It was like a time warp for me - so many things looked the same, it was almost hard to believe it was set in the current time. However, given the current economy, it probably could have been set in Any small town, USA.”
See it at a theater soon.