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Interesting looking movie: The Man from Earth

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It looks to be one of the “talking” movies, which (when well done) are fascinating. Trailer here. Netflix has it, and it’s toward the top of my queue now.

I have a weakness for movies that rely on talk and conversation. My Dinner With Andre, for example, is a favorite. I just recently saw another movie written by Wallace Shawn, The Designated Mourner, and I was similarly impressed and delighted. The movie, which is presented as the stage play, has some awkward cuts—some looking as if moments were taken from another performance—and really it would do as well (if not better) as an audio book. But still, quite absorbing. Another recent movie of this genre is Melvin Goes to Dinner, and again I liked the conversation’s emotional currents and surprising revelations. Perhaps this is why I liked Tom Noonan’s The Wife: the same sort of movie.

More of this sort: Mindwalk, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Swimming to Cambodia, Waking Life, … any others?

Written by Leisureguy

13 December 2007 at 12:39 pm

Posted in Movies & TV

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