Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind

New Yorkers: see it! You've a few more days! If this vital film generated in the media even a tenth of the impassioned discussion and rapt attention that The Dark Knight has received, I'd feel optimistic about a lot of things. John Gianvito has delivered a very simple, resonant film, pared down—but he has also done something quite fascinating with the direct sound, and produced a commentary on humans' place in the natural world that, in today's Hollywood releases, only Terrence Malick can even engage with on equal terms. (Danny Kasman here; of course Andy Rector and David James are big fans.)

(P.S. I'll be gone, mostly at least, from the Internets from Wednesday to Wednesday.)


David McDougall said...

I've got a piece forthcoming on the film that I think you'll enjoy.
Needless to say, I am also a big fan.

ZC said...

Back in town finally; I await reading your piece Dave and will get to it soon.

(A few blog links updated to the left, more over the next couple days--been meaning to update that list for a while now...)