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The script is OK, and intentions are fine, though. Just bad acting and too much of what Hitchcock called "playing the audience like an organ". It is a difficult subject: as a writer, one depends on having at least one character with whom the audience can identify, and therefore care about what happens to them. In this movie there is not a single sympathetic character. They're all nuts.

Those people that go to see it may well take away some useful knowledge, but I don't think it is going to play well in Finland. I got a freebie DVD of LOW at the launch party for another movie - not a good sign when they dump something into your takeaway bag of goodies.

But there is always a disconnect between the movie experience (entertainment) and the movie message (insight). Only the true classics seem to get the balance right. 'Good night and good luck' being a recent example.

That said, I greatly enjoyed the recent 'Matador' with Brosnan in great form, and a little violent gem directed by noire-fan Wayne Kramer, called 'Running Scared'. But I didn't take any Mametian insight away with me from either of them.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Tue Apr 25th, 2006 at 04:41:08 AM EST

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