Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Vacancy (Nimród Antal, 2007)

One thing I like about Vacancy -- and this is also true of Armored, and I hope will be true of Predators -- is how pared down the movie is. The first 15 minutes of the movie take place almost entirely inside of the car being driven by the two main characters. Every possible angle is deployed to construct conventionally-paced drama inside of such a small space: shots of rear-view mirrors, unusual framings to keep two people sitting next to each other from appearing in the same frame, reflections on the windshield.

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