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Monday, September 01, 2003

The Man Who Wasn�t There
Remarkable: quintessentially Coen Brothers! Evocative is the word, but not imitative. I believe one the biggest hang-ups of the so-called progressive Indian filmmakers is an unabashed aping of style and concept, without being reflective or inspired, not developing on allusion. The Man Who Wasn�t There is very much classic noire and very much Coen.
Roger Deakins, the cinematographer has crafted his B&W work superbly so as to be striking, and at the same time complementing the storytelling. The DVD from USA Home Entertainment is good in its image quality and navigation art, but the interviews and behind-the-scenes footage look very amateurishly compiled.

10:25 pm



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