Monday, November 15, 2010

Movie Mondays

Man on Fire

Book, 1980 by AJ Quinnell

Creasy thought he had nothing left to lose. He was wrong.

An American soldier of fortune far from home -- alcoholic, burnt out, and broken down -- Creasy has accepted a job as a bodyguard just for something to do. An emotionally dead, one-time warrior, he knows that nothing can pierce the hard shell he's built around himself -- until the little girl he's been hired to protect somehow breaks through. But having something to care about again in making Creasy vulnerable. And when the unthinkable occurs, a man on fire won't just burn ... he'll explode.

Movie, 2004 directed by Tony Scott

Features: Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Marc Anthony

Tagline: Creasy's art is death, and he is about to paint his masterpiece.

Awards: For their performances, Denzel was nominated for an Image Award and Dakota was nominated for a Young Artist Award.

Have you read the book or seen the movie?

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