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10 September 2003 @ 10:06 am
 
Watched The Man Who Wasn't There last night.
It was excellent, the b&w cinematography was fantastic.
It really used the elements of noir to great effect, with wonderful use of shadows.
The voice-over was used to excellent effect, with the irony of a man who doesn't talk much narrating the entire film.
Really great stuff.

I have now seen every Coen brothers film except their first, Blood Simple, but I hired that out as well and I will soon be up-to-date on the greatest film-makers of all time. Dispute me. Go on, I dares ya'.
 
 
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pocket-sized monkey girlaynotrats on September 9th, 2003 06:05 pm (UTC)
i will never get over the use of the word "hire" over there... ;p
Jacobyak_boy on September 9th, 2003 06:07 pm (UTC)
What do you do to videos when you go to the video shop (sorry, store)?
pocket-sized monkey girlaynotrats on September 9th, 2003 08:27 pm (UTC)
we...rent them. ;p
Jacob: gilesyak_boy on September 10th, 2003 01:44 am (UTC)
Of course.
I'm pretty sure Blockbuster use that term here, so it'll probably sneak into common usage like a lot of other Americanisms.
I found myself saying "liquor store" the other day instead of "bottle shop", or the more colloquial "bottle-o". Bad yak!
pocket-sized monkey girlaynotrats on September 10th, 2003 01:11 pm (UTC)
oh my! don't you call parking lots car parks, too? i should go there, some day...i'd be entertained perfectly well just sitting around listening to people talk.... ;p
Jacobyak_boy on September 11th, 2003 05:58 pm (UTC)
Car parks, that's right.
And candy is called lollies.
And soda is soft drink.
Sidewalk is footpath.
Baseball is cricket. ;)
Princess Spazzofranno on September 9th, 2003 11:37 pm (UTC)
hey there. i had to add you as a friend because your interests are darn cool :) hope that's cool!
Jacobyak_boy on September 10th, 2003 01:48 am (UTC)
What, all of them?
Even stationery?
Princess Spazzofranno on September 10th, 2003 04:58 pm (UTC)
Especially stationery. :)
Jacobyak_boy on September 11th, 2003 06:08 pm (UTC)
It's addictive.