i dont really know all DiCaprio's movies. but i have to say i like his acting. First i heard about his name was post Titanic. i think most of human populations knew about that movie.
couple weeks ago, i watched Titanic (for i dont knows what times) and Blood Diamond (also for i dont know what times). last weekend i watched The Beach. my first time to fully watched it. DiCapriorized???
the location: (Beach in Thailand) is very beautiful...... beautiful. i think the rock formation is amazing. i am comfortable with beach. but i dont like sea and i cant swim. Beach? i like beach.
when i watched this movie, the beach scene reminded me about Langkawi. a lot. i went there. once. and i once read about the Langkawi Island is the oldest part of Malaysia Peninsular (correct me if i am wrong). Geographically speaking, Langkawi is close to Thailand and Andaman sea.
the story: about Richard (DiCaprio) a backpacker who travel to Thailand, found a map of the hidden beach which claimed to be a piece of paradise. with 2 French tourists(lovers, Etienne and Francoise), he eventually found their way to the isolated beach. the so called paradise beach is not merely tranquillized tropical bliss but also a location of hidden marijuana farm. and they were almost caught by the farmer.
then they found there is a community live on The Beach. Hippies alike community. they celebrated carefree life, beach and self planted marijuana. the leader of this small community is Sal (i think she is the White Witch from Narnia). Richard falls for Francoise and vice versa...
beach life continue.
i like the story of swedish fishermen. i think it is cute. the story is cute. they like to fishing and skiing in winter. but they are not skiing in Thailand. they are fishermen for the community. one time, Richard try to fishing, but attacked by shark. he kills the shark.
the heartbreak would be when the fishermen were severely injured after attacked by shark while fishing. one of them died and buried by the community, but they refused to help the injured Christo and eventually, left him dying in a tent in the woods. i like when Etienne begged his friends to not left injured Christo alone in the woods.
but what fuzz me... a bit (may be because i didnt pay full attention) initially there are 3 swedish fishermen, after the shark attack, 1 is died and buried, 1 (christo) is left to die alone in the woods... what happen to the 3rd fisherman?
The Beach is not my favourite DiCarpio's movie. but still i like his preformance. i like how he gone crazy while spying 4 travellers who have his map.
2nd season? emm... i think if not because of Callista (ally mc beal) in it. then it will be hard for me to like this series.
but i like it anyway...
btw, american ignorance is clearly showed in scene when Rev. McCalister told Kevin about he assigned to go to Malaysia to help build school as part of his missionary task.
yes, missionary did build school in Malaysia, but that was way back during colonial time. i dont really know about missionary works here, but i think it is the Gov.'s responsibility to build school. and Gov. did build enough school for Malaysian children. we dont need american 'McCallister' to build school for the Malaysian.
i think the producer must be confused Malaysia with other southeast asian countries.
but it is a fiction tv show, of course it full with factual incorrect.