Unfortunately, “Suspension” isn’t shy about over-signaling important moments via freeze-frames, slo-mo, split-screen and the like to make certain viewers understand the import of an event. Does anyone really need the dictionary definition of “twin” written out onscreen when Therese arrives?
Suspension of Disbelief: Rome Review
In the beginning, the director is careful to dose out just enough information to keep fact and fiction separate, which he does with humorous irony. But gradually the barrier starts to break down and things get complicated, though never so completely that characters and plot can’t be savoured to the final kiss. Figgis may not be Godard (lionized in classic film school posters along with actress Anna Karina), but at least he mentions him in a cheerful salute to film modernism.
Movie Review: Suspension Of Disbelief
Mike Figgis is a prolific creative figure in British cinema, delving into the experimental areas after conquering Hollywood. His new film, Suspension of Disbelief, is a self-deconstructing movie-within-a-movie challenging the lines between reality and fiction and how these effect emotion. Whether true or not, the audience is still effected.
DVD Review – Suspension of Disbelief (2012)
Suspension of Disbelief is the story of Martin, a talented screenwriter and novelist currently going through a difficult patch in his career. But after the death of the mysterious and alluring Angelique and the arrival of her twin sister Therese, Martin’s world starts to change. In this noir thriller, nothing is quite what it seems.
SO …steering away from recent over-politcial blog posts (well, if you call January recent that is) …I’ve just delivered second draft of thriller 6 to my lovely editor (lovely at the moment, ‘til she tears it apart J ). Now as I try to unclaw my hands from my laptop – & return to the land of the living, I have a few questions about the world of my ‘craft’…
Okay, it’s about a fictional encounter between a struggling actor named Alex More who lands a gig in Barbra Streisand’s basement in which she has created a shopping mall for her own personal use. Alex doesn’t realize at first that he is working for his idol, Streisand, until informed so by his immediate boss, her housekeeper. Then a relationship slowly develops between Alex and Barbra that causes a breakup between Alex and his boyfriend, Barry.
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Scene: a crowded concert hall. In the spotlight is the world’s most celebrated young classical pianist. He’s nervous; it’s his first performance since he famously cracked on stage five years ago. He begins to play. Then, just as he’s growing in confidence, he finds a message scrawled in red ink inside his piano score: “Play one wrong note and you die.”
How To Watch A Film: Cinema & The Suspension Of Disbelief
Now, while lots of elements can impede our suspension of disbelief: bad acting, bad dialogue, boom mikes dropping into shot, the majority of factors that interfere with our fantasy experience are those entirely of our own making. For instance, the copy of the film itself can be problematic. Would you believe me if I told you had never seen the original Back To The Future? Probably not. But unless you had the benefit of seeing it in the cinema on release in 1985 or actually own a DVD or Blu-Ray copy today you’ve never seen it.