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I researched, found and watched 2 DVD movies last night. Both dystopian, but interesting for different reasons.

The first was Jennifer Lynch's (daughter of David) 'Surveillance' (2008). Her last movie, 15 years earlier, was 'Boxing Helena'. It is a violent and disturbing movie about violence, and ultimately about violent sexuality. It was clearly a tight budget, but she got good performances and a clear visual framing of the interwoven stories.

The second was Harry Bean's 'Noise' (2007). It is described as a comedy drama. But Tim Robbins plays it mostly straight. Correctly in my opinion.

"Robbins plays a successful lawyer in Manhattan named David Owen who is bothered by all the noise in the city, and who resorts to vandalism to put a stop to it, adopting the identity of "The Rectifier." His acts of vandalism provoke the mayor of the city, played by William Hurt."

The last five minutes of the movie are a surprisingly open invitation to vigilantism against noise.

Both movies more or less disappeared until appearing on DVD shelves. But worth a look.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Wed Apr 22nd, 2009 at 04:57:12 AM EST
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