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52 films by women [2021 edition] - 27/52
It's the sounds that get me. Ambient humming permeates the whole thing, creating a baseline that a viewer quickly acclimates towards. A near-total absence of music save for two very pointed instances of switching on a radio only to switch it off again within a matter of minutes. A similar lack of dialogue to emphasise Jeanne's isolation from other people, made all the worse when the few conversations that do take place…
Scavenger Hunt #75
- A film with production design by the person who did your favourite production design [Lawrence G. Paull]
When determining the most cynical film John Carpenter ever made, one could certainly point to the perpetually downbeat body horror of The Thing or the anti-capitalist screed of They Live (you could even go to bat for the weary send-off to cinema that is Cigarette Burns), but part of me wonders if it might just be Escape From L.A..…
It seems fitting that I first thought this was inferior to Sunrise but as I get closer to being the same age as Jesse and Celine are in this one I start to appreciate it a bit more and see it as being virtually equal for managing to mix up the established capacity for extended dialogue about whatever subjects come to mind but also in examining a belated aftermath to the original's whirlwind romance, adding an appreciable layer of maturity…
The 6th Annual Letterboxd Season Challenge 2020-21
Week 1: September 7th-13th
Popular Quality Week
This week's challenge is to watch the most popular film you haven't seen from the Letterboxd Top 250.
Haven't done a Letterboxd challenge before and I could barely ask for a better way to start one than this. Not without its easy points of reference (Fanny and Alexander being the obvious one thanks to the year-long structure and focus on family) but still feels very much…