Writer-director Charlie McDowell returns to Sundance this year with a thriller about a scientist (played by Robert Redford) who uncovers scientific proof that there is indeed an afterlife. His son is portrayed by Jason Segel, who's not too sure about his father's "discovery", and Rooney Mara plays a mystery woman who has her own reasons for wanting to find out more about the afterlife.
Barry Brown, Park City, UT
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The device of the dark room and the uncovered windows is used both when Thomas is being interviewed and when he is conduct an interview. See more
The interview at the beginning is obviously given a blue hue for a lifeless feel and the curtains are open for symbolic reasons. If this had been a real video interview, the drapes would have been closed or the exterior light would be blown out as seen, which creates far too much contrast. The alternative would have been to stop down the shutter and ramp up the lights by 300%, which would have greatly reduced the contrast, creating an easily viewable image. Any good video producer would have known this an adjusted accordingly. See more
Dr. Harber, before we're live, I just wanted to say thank you for choosing me.
[warming up his voice
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
The rich history you have with other journalists...
I chose you precisely because we don't have a history. Now, don't fuck it up.
Written by Jesse Plemons
Performed by Jesse Plemons See more