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Old August 13 2009, 12:00 AM   #391
RJDonner&Blitzen
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Re: Let's Talk About Horror Fiction and Film

Spaceman Spiff wrote: View Post
Right, like the 28 Days zombies.
Ah, okay; I haven't seen 28 Days yet.

SilentP wrote: View Post
[Rec] is definitely a film I actually need to go about watching. I bought it a while back, but when I watched it, I think by then I had been watching too many zombie films, and after the first attack, my body partially decided it had enough, so I wasn't feeling too good to finish it
Ouch. Yeah, I have to be in the right mood for a gory flick.

As for the cinema verite camera style, while it does occasionally stretch believability about a person filming everything, I enjoy the restriction of viewpoint in puts the viewer in, so the film doesn't do the usual suspenseful music cues when something's going to happen or purposeful shots of where 'nothing' is to raise tension, and instead just leaving us with what the protagonists can see.
I agree. It's the visual equivalent of first-person narration, which always has limitations; but it's very, very difficult to pull off in film.
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