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2007-01-24 15:55:12.111926+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Occasionally I run across things which I like on one level, but am not so sure about on another. Thus it was with the short (still 17 minute) version of the film Cashback on YouTube, a tale of an art student working the night shift in a grocery store who imagines that he can stop time for others, and in that stopped time admire the female form. There's a feature length version of the film (in French) that's getting (very) mixed reviews on IMDB.

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-01-24 21:14:34.047227+00 by: petronius

Well, what works at 17 minutes might not work at 90. The dreamy atmosphere of the supermarket might get really boring after too long. And of course, the premise of all drama is that the characters grow or change by the end, and I don't see much potential without some more interpersonal relations between the protagonists.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-01-25 01:29:16.224341+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, but I guess I didn't express clearly that I have mixed feelings about the short version, possibly because of things it revealed about me. Well shot, well acted, I thought it was fairly erotic, but I'm also doing a little self-examination of the wheres and whys and objectifications.

But I think the flashback sequence will go down in my all-time list of places where a filmmaker communicated an emotion perfectly.