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Original Sin: In the Thriller Tradition
Moviegoers are getting set to be thrilled as sultry Angelina Jolie and Latin hunk Antonio Banderas steam up the screen in the new erotic thriller Original Sin. Set in late nineteenth-century Cuba, the film is sure to entice audiences with its compelling cast, suspenseful plot, and exotic locale.
Antonio Banderas plays Luis, a wealthy coffee merchant looking for love. He corresponds with a mail-order bride who describes herself as "plain",but is pleasantly surprised to meet gorgeous Julia (Angelina Jolie) instead. After Luis's initial delight, he finds that his enigmatic new bride brings trouble. The newlyweds become entangled in desire, obsession, and revenge in a story containing many dark twists and turns.
Audiences have loved movies that keep them on the edge of their seats since the all-time master of thrillers, Alfred Hitchcock, made his first film in 1925. Designed to elicit intense excitement and nerve-racking tension, thrillers create suspense by placing the protagonist in a perilous situation from which escape seems impossible. The main character is often unknowingly lured into this potentially lethal predicament by a seductive femme fatale, as in Original Sin.
It remains to be seen whether or not Original Sin will become a thriller classic. But if you are looking for a good cliff-hanger, you might try some films voted among the best of the genre such as Psycho, North by Northwest, The French Connection, Rosemary's Baby, and Jaws.
Angelina Jolie, daughter of Academy Award winner Jon Voight, uses her middle name to avoid leaning on her famous lineage. Jolie has no problem standing out on her own, though, with her sultry good looks, considerable acting ability, and personal quirks.
Jolie began training as an actress at the prestigious Lee Strasberg Theater Institute at the age of eleven. However, it was only after working as a professional model and performing in music videos that she took the plunge into film. She has worked steadily on the silver screen since 1993 in movies such as Without Evidence, Playing God, Gone in 60 Seconds, and Girl Interrupted, and seems to prefer roles that allow her to play up her sex appeal and gritty demeanor. Her performances on the small screen have brought her the most critical acclaim, though, including two Golden Globe awards and two Emmy nominations.
There is a dark streak that runs through Jolie. It was her childhood ambition to become a funeral director, and she has the Japanese word for "death" tattooed on her shoulder. Jolie's first wedding saw her sporting a black rubber dress and her husband-to-be's name written on her back in blood. She and her current husband, actor/director Billy Bob Thornton, wear necklaces with vials containing each other's blood. Whatever her idiosyncrasies, Angelina Jolie continues to captivate audiences with films such as Original Sin and Tomb Raider.
自空前绝后的恐怖片制作大师阿尔弗雷德·希区柯克在1925年推出首部巨作后，观众们就爱上了这种让人紧张不安的电影。 恐怖片旨在引起观众强烈的感官刺激，挑起神经撕裂般的紧张，影片把主角置身于似乎无法逃离的险境中来制造悬念。 主角经常会被一名销魂蚀骨的蛇蝎美女迷惑，在不知不觉中陷入致命的困境。《原罪》即为一例。