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When the production crew of THIS MAGIC MOMENT comes to the town of
Stone's Throw for location shooting, the life of Clark Gable, a local
store owner, is thrown into delicious disorder.
The basic themes of this movie, about the confusion of reality, fiction
and desire, are very good ones. The structure of this movie is very
promising. Diana Neal, who plays the movie star who becomes friends
with Mr. Gable, is very good.
The major problem is the script. Plot points are revealed by having
characters say them -- to others who participated in the events. These
things should be shown, not told; in the event that time constraints
make explication necessary, why tell them to others who know them? The
other problem is one that I've noticed in several recent Hallmark
Channel movies: the bright, tweedly, intrusive score that Mickey-mouses
every emotional shift. I don't know who does these scores, but it would
be nice if the producers would find someone who can provide a score
that complements the emotional content of a scene instead of telling
you how you're supposed to feel.
THIS MAGIC MOMENT makes a stab at some complicated, layered story
telling but is handled so poorly that there are no surprises. The movie
makers have placed no faith in the ability of their audience to discern
subtleties and have made the movie loud, obvious and contemptuous.
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