Thursday, February 02, 2012

NYT Anatomy of a Scene: 'The Woman in Black'

I'm liking this movie more and more. It's got exactly the right pace and tone. Not a fan of the editing, though. Seems a bit clipped, there's not a lot of throughline visually. That's especially true in this sequence. Nonetheless, I'm there. Getting good reviews, looks like fun.

Manohla Dargis' write-up just went up. Here's a bit:

Something wicked does come, of course, slowly and at times with unsettling effectiveness.


Schooled in the art of the quiet boo, Mr. Watkins fills the film with squeaking doors and floorboards, pools of black, long silences and an assortment of moldering toys. Less gore is more here, and what a relief.


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