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Timeless (1996)

Not Rated | | Drama | 10 October 1997 (USA)
Terry has a lot of responsibilities. Ever since his mother left his father, his dad has been drinking his sorrows away, and Terry has to support him. In order to keep food on the table, ... See full summary »

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Chris Hart

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Chris Hart
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Credited cast:
Marta Bukowski Marta Bukowski ... Flood's Girl
Peter Byrne Peter Byrne ... Terry
Jim Cronin Jim Cronin ... Dix
Gerry Del Sol ... Shop Foreman (as Gerald Del Sol)
Melissa Duge Melissa Duge ... Lyrica
Robin Farbman Robin Farbman ... Couple Shopping
Michael Griffiths Michael Griffiths ... Tommy
Thomas Grube Thomas Grube ... Bill
Joe Hart ... Flood
Jerry Kocka Jerry Kocka ... Micki the Bartender
Tony Kruk Tony Kruk ... Manny Gould
Frank McMahon Frank McMahon ... Max's Friend
Arnold Merkitch Arnold Merkitch ... Bartender
Ann Parker Ann Parker ... Manny Gould's Secretary
Clinton Lee Reeves Clinton Lee Reeves ... Man in Bar
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Terry has a lot of responsibilities. Ever since his mother left his father, his dad has been drinking his sorrows away, and Terry has to support him. In order to keep food on the table, Terry sells stolen goods for local hoods and delivers drugs to local dealers. Written by Anonymous

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10 October 1997 (USA) See more »

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Light Myself On Fire
words/music by Lost Dogs
performed by Lost Dogs
courtesy of Bird Number Nine
© 1994 Bird Cage Music
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Stylized Cinematic Treatment At Its Centre Works Nicely For An Intensely Engaging Film.
6 March 2010 | by rsoonsaSee all my reviews

Writer/director Chris Hart, along with director of photography Chris Norr, capably control a full allowance of camera techniques during their construction of this engrossing work, utilizing such cinematic modes as slow motion, still lifes/freeze frames, and dissolves, in addition to nouvelle vague type low light imagery, all in the service of a large proportion of the footage for a narrative that takes place in and about the Irish-flavoured Woodside District of the City of New York's Borough of Queens. Fortunately, there is a plot line here, as well, involving the talents of Hart who does not delay in establishing narrative flow that emerges from the crisply edited film, focussing upon its late teenage protagonist, Terry (Peter Byrne), an urban con artist who becomes champion for a dispirited young prostitute, Lyrica (Melissa Duge), in support of her struggle to break away from a loutish procurer, played effectively by Michael Griffiths. An ancillary story depicts Terry's sottish father Bill (Thomas Grube) and his earnest efforts to locate his runaway wife (Terry's mother), a frustrating exercise because of his misguided reliance upon an unprincipled private investigator. As he waits for information purportedly being obtained by this swindler, he relies for financial support upon son Terry, who is part of a two man team of street hustlers preying upon gullible bargain hunters for electronic wares. The close relationship between Terry and Lyrica not unexpectedly becomes a romantic one, strengthened after the pair's flight to the off-season shores of Long Island, shot beneath the area's somber natural light. Here the film's climactic scenes occur, although the work also depicts a resolution to Bill's search for his strayed wife. While the tale's basic elements are not terribly original, an emphasis upon creative techniques employed by Hart make of it an entirely fresh viewing experience throughout. TIMELESS received a showing at the 1996 Sundance Festival, with other festival screenings during the same year at Venice, Mannheim, Edinburgh, Cleveland, and San Jose. However, it has since slipped into an Orwellian Memory Hole. The strategy of Hart and Norr of filming with both 15mm. and 35mm., as well as with Super 8, contributes to the film's generally interesting visuals. However, the rapid fire editing choices of the director are most important in raising the worth of this undervalued product that will remain within the memories of a good many viewers.


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