‘Out of the Aud’ mixx
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Still not sure if Lav Diaz was directing this or not, given how long it felt. Still, I haven’t seen an ending that bad in quite a while; so the RuBros get a little love for that. It’s just a shame this is too late for awards inclusion as there would be nothing better then seeing Hollywood fawn all over this garbage. Mostly it’s almost as if the RBs got so pissed off at Scorsese they decided to crib from…
By choosing Alain Delon for the role of Jef Costello - the brooding, silent assassin who slinks through the murky shadows of the Parisian night - Jean-Pierre Melville highlights the importance of casting. Finding the right person who can disappear into their character and embody their spirit. When the frame can be focused on a face that so clearly tells a story of its own, the symbiotic relationship between director and performer evolves beyond the expectations of standard storytelling.
There is Daniel Day Lewis' performance, a standard which has become almost ludicrously normal for the man now. Paul Thomas Anderson's assured writing and direction instils an epic feel within the stripped down surroundings. Then there is the music. The score by Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood will be the first thing that coats you with the thickness of the film’s black atmosphere.
Greenwood's compositional skills have developed over the arc of Radiohead's career, pushed forward after the group dropped their guitars…