With relentless expertise Jeff Bridges plays, in 1993’s Fearless, a man who marvelously survives a terrible jet plane crash only to strongly suspect he is indestructible, thus turning fearless. He is afraid of nothing, including the truth (so he refuses to lie).

Directed by Peter Weir, the film’s themes are: man as “god” (like Alexander the Great) or at least “angel”; the rewards, and non-rewards, of experience; marriage and one’s acting against it; and grief. . . Weir does a felt and savvy job of filming Rafael Yglesias‘s screenplay, based on his novel. And a riveting novelistic work it is.