Saturday, March 01, 2008

There Will Be Milkshakes

This evening, we watched THERE WILL BE BLOOD at The Bridge -- and while it was an undeniably compelling (albeit depressing) movie, I was left wondering whether watching the movie in a theater provided any advantage over watching it on video at home. The movie seemed to be directed for TV: The composition generally favored people over scenery; the director usually put the people and action in the middle of the screen; and we didn't get a sense of a vista that filled every inch of the screen. Plus, had we watched the movie at home, we wouldn't have had the old man who sat behind me and felt compelled to provide color commentary on each scene . . . .

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