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Marathon (2002)

A woman continuously solves crossword puzzles everywhere she goes; in subway trains, on buses, and on the streets of New York City.

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A woman continuously solves crossword puzzles everywhere she goes; in subway trains, on buses, and on the streets of New York City.

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Gretchen never completes puzzle number 27, though she stamps it as completed. Before she stamps it, in what appears to be clue 168 across/down the first letter is clearly still blank. See more »

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Compelling study of an obsession
30 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

Marathon at first seems like the portrait of a woman with too much time on her hands, trying to complete a certain number of crossword puzzles in 24 hours, while riding subways in New York. But we are soon drawn in as we try to understand what drives the heroine to frantically complete the puzzles, eat on the run, and move from one subway train to another. There is little interaction with others as she strives to meet her goal, but the true story is slowly revealed. I found this movie works on several levels, and hope to see it again. The directing is excellent, and the black and white photography adds to the stark mood. Sara Paul does a wonderful job of portraying a woman trapped in obsession.


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