Saturday, June 27, 2015

Film Log 6.27.2015

Seven Weeks (2014)

Director: Nobuhiko Obayashi
Number of viewings: 1

Comments: The funeral dirge soundtrack is haunting. Obayashi loves color filters: red, orange, blue, purple, green, etc. etc. The film is long and the circular narrative fits with the story. Death and rebirth. Our memories are a way of keeping the past alive. To forget may be comforting, but in the act of forgetting our demons merely grow stronger. A film as dense as a Pynchon novel.

The Driver (1978)

Director: Walter Hill
Number of viewings: 1

Comments: Isabelle Adjani looks gorgeous in this film. Great neo-noir. Existentialist chase film. Ryan O'Neal can actually play a brooding, slightly menacing, lead. Ending downbeat but glad doesn't do the cliché thing and have the cops win. Another film where style is substance.

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