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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

"The edges of silence"

Poet Ron Silliman, blogging about 3 Iron (this week's SFC offering) back in December:

So often I've seen American movies in which tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent on everything except – it would seem – paying for a writer. 3-Iron is exquisitely plotted & choreographed – even its use of the edges of silence is well-written, as with a scene in an interrogation room at a police station in which the taciturn nature of the hero leads to a beating. The film's use of cuts is such that – early on in particular – it's not clear whether or not the characters are speaking, just not in the scenes on camera, any more than it is whether or not their relationship is carnal or platonic


Anonymous Anonymous said...

3-Iron was absolutely amazing and beautiful. I was waiting for SFC to show it so I could see it again. I'll be there :)

2:32 PM  

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