Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Last Days of Emma Blank

In brief:
This one got me thinking about my response to absurd situations in movies. A great take on what people will do for money.

It was too realistic. Kurt said the other day (about another movie), "Don't take it literally." But the way this movie was shot, it was difficult not to take it literally.

However I loved a previous movie by the same writer, "The Waiter." For that one I bought into the absurdity of the situation quite readily and it was one of my favorite movies of the festival a couple of years ago. But this time, I couldn't harmonize the absurd with the real.

In retrospect, my reaction is tempered now as opposed to my immediate reaction of "Huh?" immediately after it ended.

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