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Unconventional Movie shows why conventions were established
I've only walked out a few films in my life. This was one of them. What annoyed me most was the unnatural way the actors were instructed to speak their lines. It took me out of the movie. And they were taking their sweet time to. Line - pause - line, like those learn a language tapes. Though intentional, this style was not consistently applied.
Also, there were only so many close-up shots of Leonor Baldaque's Bambi eyes I could take. Or panoramic shots of Lisbon. They are nice at first, the whole movie is esthetically pleasing, but they loose their power the umpteenth time they are used. Fans of decorative tiles: this is the must see movie of the year.
Half-way through the audience was getting giggly. Not a good sign, as this isn't a comedy by far. It's just so ridiculously pretentious at points, that it's hard not laugh, or sigh.
When chapter V began I darted out. Far from the only one in the audience to do so. Experiments are necessary, too bad this one failed as badly as it has.
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