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Re: The Conversation

Postby The Modernist » 21 Jan 2018, 17:43

Neither is it particularly 'glossy' or 'slick'. I mean these are the kind of adjectives you choose when you want to say something about the superficiality of Hollywood, but they don't seem very applicable here and so it seems quite a lazy critique. The cinematography in the film is actually quite dark and muted.

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Postby toomanyhatz » 28 Dec 2020, 01:27

Just saw this last night. What a great movie. I think there are some huge plot holes if looked at logically - some of them are mentioned here. But the fact that the murder is presaged in his dreams and it matches the "reality" EXACTLY says to me that it's all playing out in his perception. I think that's very intentional. I think he's an unreliable narrator, and that's part of his disassociation from his perception of himself professionally. It's not just conscience or his skills failing or the fact that he's been outplayed by his rivals (or as mentioned above, his own carelessness). It's all of it.
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