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Songbird -- songbird is a Gothic tale about a trapped housewife who breaks free from her overbearing husband with a very dull meat cleaver.


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songbird is a Gothic tale about ISABELLA, who finds herself trapped in an oppressive marriage with her drunken oaf of a husband... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Janet Chiarabaglio ... Isabella

Jack Hunter ... Walter

Directed by
John Alan Thompson  (as John Thompson)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Alan Thompson  (as John Thompson)

Produced by
Will Lamborn .... co-producer
John Alan Thompson .... co-producer (as John Thompson)
Original Music by
Karl Preusser 
Cinematography by
Will Lamborn 
Film Editing by
Will Lamborn 
Sound Department
Zack Howard .... sound re-recording mixer
Music Department
Michael Stern .... music scoring mixer
Other crew
Audra Dore .... dog trainer
Claire Doré .... animal coordinator
Claire Doré .... animal trainer
Sean Hackett .... very special thanks

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USA:6 min
Aspect Ratio:
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Kafkaesque masterpiece in miniature, 26 October 2008
Author: MadisonFilmBuff from United States

Even if commentators like "planktonrules" can't appreciate the painstaking, artful direction or the fairytale-like atmosphere of this film, other people no doubt will. The film doesn't need dialogue because the director has clearly mastered the art of visual storytelling. Of course the film is graphic (I wouldn't recommend it to children, of course) but the graphic imagery is clearly motivated and there is nothing gratuitous about it. Maybe that is the most shocking thing about this film: that the violence and the visual effects aren't employed merely for the aesthetic enjoyment of the audience, but as an integral part of the storytelling. If being challenged by a film is beyond your capacity as a viewer, by all means, avoid this film. But if you want to watch a engaging (yes, even disturbing) film that doesn't instrumentalize its characters, then by all means check out Songbird.

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