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Time Travel Week: Pleasantville (1998) - Bright Wall/Dark Room.

Time Travel Week: Pleasantville (1998)

George deserves compassion, but his until-recently-ideal housewife Betty Parker deserves *justice*. George and Betty’s claims are not equivalent, and if we treat them the same way, we do Betty an injustice.

This world is brought beautifully to life by Rohmer, whose masterstroke is to evoke 18th century Paris in the style of paintings of the period - the effect is strangely artificial and hyper-real. As the mob violently bursts through these elegant compositions, you get the sense of an old order coming to an end. Directed & Written by: Eric Rohmer Stars:Lucy Russell as Grace Dalrymple-Elliott, Jean-Claude Dreyfus as the Duc d'Orleans (Phillipe Égalite).

L'anglaise et le duc - Eric Rohmer - França The characters move inside painted backdrops also becoming part of the picture. This is an example of hypermediacy

Um Jogo de vida ou morte- Sleuth/

Directed by Kenneth Branagh. With Michael Caine, Jude Law, Harold Pinter, Kenneth Branagh. On his sprawling country estate, an aging writer matches wits with the struggling actor who has stolen his wife's heart.

Sleuth (1972)

Would love to have seen this presented on the stage. Really worth trying to find on DVD. (Don't bother with the 2007 remake. everyone is just wasted)

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