Tangled 8 is eight adaptations of the same script. The film explores the ways in which people of diverse social backgrounds, races and age manage grief through its different phases. ...
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Tangled 8 is eight adaptations of the same script. The film explores the ways in which people of diverse social backgrounds, races and age manage grief through its different phases. Originally conceived as a single short film, director John E. Seymore re-imagined the piece as an anthology feature, based partly on the musical concept of variations on a theme. The script remains largely the same, but the action, visualization, situation and sound vary greatly with each new vignette. Finally, Tangled 8 is a film about film. It pays homage to John Ford, Woody Allen, Peter Greenaway and other filmmakers who have created the visual and thematic language of modern cinema.
"Tangled 8" is based upon the idea of providing eight different versions of the same dialogue and thus compare how the implications change. I liked the concept and I still do, that is what saved the movie a few stars in my judgment.
As sad as that is, I have to say that this film is kind of unwatchable after a while. Whilest in theory it may be entertaining to see all the nuances of dialogue and acting unfold before your eyes, one and a half hour of repeating sentences can practically lead you near insanity or sleep. In my opinion it would have been maybe more interesting to let them improvise a certain scene and see how that unfolds. Maybe that would have added some more spice into the idea.
All in all I appreciate that someone had an idea and worked it through, in a way I'm still fantasized. Nevertheless it wouldn't be totally honest to praise this one for me.
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