… undeniably powerful, montage that reveals all the characters in extremis upon hitting rock bottom. It’s technically striking filmmaking, to be sure, but what it’s presenting is nothing that many people will want to look
The Virgin Suicides Adolescent angst, crazy psychiatrists, blood in the bath, religious repression, flares, and silly haircuts. This beautifully filmed novel about the suicides of five teenage sisters in 1970s Michigan, made by the Coppola
family, fails to miss a cliché while also providing a poignant insight into suicide in young people.
Told as a verbal jigsaw puzzle by clueless adolescent lads trying …
… same upsetting mixture of tones in the film’s most shocking moments. Describing the couple’s first bank robbery gone awry, they specify: “We see, close-up, the face of the man explode in blood…. The entire scene should be funny and horrible at the same time due to the juxtaposition of events. They further envisionedthat each of the three major gunfights in the film would have a completely different rhythm and character, building toward the concluding massacre.
Newman and Benton’s treatment sketches specific scenes in their essentials. The rollicking banjo-picking of Earl Scruggs and Lester Flatt …