Originally Posted by wmcclain
I'll guess Day of the Falcon
just because I have it from Redbox for tonight.
Score one for Bill. Day of the Falcon
also known as Black Gold
I was mainly attracted by the fact that it starred Antonio Banderas and Mark Strong in supporting roles. Based on a 1957 novel South of the Heart: A Novel of Modern Arabia
. Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud (Quest For Fire, Name of the Rose, Seven Years in Tibet) the film has a Lawrence of Arabia
vibe at times. It's a fantasy movie nothing really factual, the film is criticized for being tedious and slow. The first act takes its time setting up the story and characters but I thought the second and third acts moved along nicely. I enjoyed the movie and thought much of the cinematography was first-rate. Banderas in headdress evoked his character from The 13th Warrior
. 130 minutes.
-Edited by Mr.G - 5/13/13 at 6:57am