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I finally saw this indescribable film tonight! What a splendiferous concoction of visual delights and laughs.
I most loved and appreciated the photography/lighting, the fantastic camera angles and all the imaginatives (the surreal scenes--this is a weak description for what I'm trying to describe).
Paul Bunnell has a good feel for the camera, and how what he sees in the camera will appear to the audience, and what effect if will have.
The humour in this black comedy reminded me of Joe Dante's
Of course, I see "Eraserhead" resemblances, from the industrial drone in the beginning, to the different use of time--painfully slow, detailed and bizarre--I love them all.
I liked the composed music (the last chord came to a "resolution," but with very disturbing notes in it). The two songs sung out of the blue by the father--is this what the DVD notes mean by a Gene Autry movie? And that 20's 78rpm record--I liked it.
Was there anything I didn't like? Let me think. Oh, I have more I liked. Forry Ackerman--beautiful lighting, macabre, his delivery was quite fitting. And I like the "heroine's" acting.
Even the length was good--a real "B" film length.
Isn't that funny? I can't think of any criticism. I'm serious. I'll leave it at that.
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