by HELEN GEIB
[Note: The monthly Free-Talking post is updated every five days, give or take a day every now and then.]
MAY 23, 2011- FORMAT CHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT
Starting next week the “free-talking” running post will be broken out into weekly posts, beginning with the monthly discussion question on the first Wednesday of June.
MAY 17, 2011- (RANDOM) TRAILER OF THE MONTH
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by NIR SHALEV
As the film opens, the first thing that we notice is that the cinematography depicts a stark and dreadful time and place. It’s a small town and two men enter the light from pitch darkness. They make their way into a nearby diner and accost the owner, a patron, and the black cook. They tell them that they’re looking for “The Swede” and that whenever he arrives they’ll kill him. When asked what he’s done to them one of the killers replies: “He’s ain’t done nothing to us, he’s never even seen us before. But he’ll only see us once.” That’s the setting, taken almost word for word and step by step from Ernest Hemingway’s short story. Read more