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Beneath the Veneer of a Murder (2010)

A brief, tense phone conversation between politically connected powerhouse Tom Buchanan and a desperate lower-class thug named Judd over Buchanan's bisexual wife Daisy, her working-class ... See full summary »

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A brief, tense phone conversation between politically connected powerhouse Tom Buchanan and a desperate lower-class thug named Judd over Buchanan's bisexual wife Daisy, her working-class lover Lolita and Bartlesby, the enigmatic head of Buchanan's personal security force, results in an interlocking series of actions which culminates in a brutal murder. Thereafter the Buchanans, in a subsequent phone, conversation grapple with the fall-out from the crime, its alleged resolution, and the effect the incident has had on their open marriage. Written by Angel Connell and Brian McInnis

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Believe your lying eyes.


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29 December 2010 (USA)  »

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What You See Ain't What You Get  »

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$15,000 (estimated)
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Filmmaker Angel Connell won a prestigious "Award of Merit" from the 2011 Best Shorts Competition (CA) as writer/director for this film short. See more »

Goofs

The position of the killer's hands shifts twice during the strangulation scene. The first shift occurs from close-up to medium shot as Judd (Eric Scheiner) wraps the nylon stocking around his hands. The second shift happens from medium shot to long shot when Judd wraps the stocking around the throat of Lolita (Christy Scott Cashman). See more »

Quotes

Daisy Buchanan: Do I detect a note of jealousy in your voice, dear?
Tom Buchanan: Exasperation is more like it, dear.
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John Tecce was credited with providing "Security, Tea & Sympathy". See more »

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References The Conversation (1974) See more »

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14 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Im currently a Cinema Production major and Ithaca College. I have taken many film classes including Hollywood and American Cinema and Film Aesthetics and Analysis. When i saw this film not only was the cinematography rubbish but the sound quality was more then horrible. A previous reviewer said that this compares to that of early Hitchcock. I think that statement is a punch at Hitchcock's career as a director. Hitchcock was an important director of his time and this is no where near his talent level. Overall "Beneath the Veneer of a Murder" was almost a disgrace to the experimental film class. Thought the idea was "unique" i have seen similar techniques used in other experimental films which proved to be successful unlike in this film.


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