Thursday, July 05, 2012

Clip from 'Take This Waltz'

Really, this scene should be filler -- something the audience waits to get to the other side of -- but Polley's direction brings it to life. Second-to-second you can't take your eyes off and it's loaded with subtext and subtle reveals about these characters and their marriage. On the surface, very nice. But look deeper and there's something else there -- something not even these two are aware of -- yet it's thematically central to the plot.

What's on the page (if anything) couldn't be captured by another director. This is all Polley -- she scores.


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