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Compelling study of an obsession, 30 October 2004
Marathon at first seems like the portrait of a woman with too much time
on her hands, trying to complete a certain number of crossword puzzles
in 24 hours, while riding subways in New York. But we are soon drawn in
as we try to understand what drives the heroine to frantically complete
the puzzles, eat on the run, and move from one subway train to another.
There is little interaction with others as she strives to meet her
goal, but the true story is slowly revealed. I found this movie works
on several levels, and hope to see it again. The directing is
excellent, and the black and white photography adds to the stark mood.
Sara Paul does a wonderful job of portraying a woman trapped in