Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Winter's Bone: worth a second viewing!
On second viewing I found myself seeing subtle references - or if not deliberate references at least similarities - to other films. Momentary glimpses of certain scenes reminded me of Deliverance, The Grapes of Wrath, and of Fargo, but as each instance passed seamlessly into the next scene I also found myself thinking, this is exactly right for this movie, not a play on that other movie. Like a literary reference in a poem, the visual reference enriches the movie without distracting from it.
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