Post by Kevrob Post by Kevrob Post by Titus G Post by Robert Carnegie
With the TV films, Wikipedia or elsewhere usually provides
a synopsis describing all the characters, the deaths and
other unpleasant events, and who is responsible for it all.
Evidently the art form isn't in telling a story but in
killing people (or pretending to, it is just film) in
a visually entertaining way.
Yes. And the demise of the evil one. In the beginning was Dracula?
Many years ago, I loved the horror film Kujo
based on the Stephen King novel.
Post by Kevrob Post by Titus G
and have been desperately
trying without result to remember the name of an absolutely brilliant
horror film seen in the last decade shot mainly on a yacht and loosely
based on the tale of Sisyphus.
That should be "Triangle," from 2009
I never saw it. It was not released in theaters in the US.
Am I wrong?
Thank you. The name Triangle did not ring a bell but yes, that is the
film I was writing about. I was pleased to read criticism in the
Wikipedia article that berated the film for not being true horror and I
interpret that as, (as Robert Carnegie originally said), for "the art
form" in Triangle actually telling a clever speculative story rather
than just "killing people ..... in a visually entertaining way".
The article also says the film was partly inspired by the film
"Memento", another favourite.
In films, I love being confused and puzzled by dishonest or impaired
narrators/protagonists but not so much in books. Mark Lawrence's Red
Sister where the naivety of the protagonist is necessary for the plot
stretches credibility a little because of this. Graydon Saunder's
assumption that the reader lives in the same world as his characters is
a different type of confusion creation that I find enjoyable but it
wouldn't work in a film and the film Triangle would not have had the
same impact for me had it been a book.
People who love being confused and puzzled by a movie's discombobulated
storytelling owe it to themselves to see _Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy_
(2011) and _Primer_. You probably need to either read the LeCarre novel
or watch the BBC adaptation beforehand to make sense of _Tinker_ (2011).
_Primer_ features two main characters who occupy nine separate,
distinct time lines. Think of it as nine subplots in one overarching
AFAIK the phone company uses seven digit phone numbers because
that's the optimal quantity easily stored in short term memory by most
humans. Keeping nine sub-plots in mind taxes most people's short term
The movie spends the first half hour setting the stage for what
follows. After the initial setup a scene change in the movie typically
implies a time line change.
_Dead of Night_ is a cyclical, horror film that precedes _Triangle_
by sixty-three years. The proponents of the Steady-State Universe,
Hoyle, Bondi, and Gold, watched it together back in the day.