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Stylish and tense adaptation,
This review is from: The Ghost [DVD] (DVD)
Some of the other reviewers condemn this film as dull, but what it forgoes in high-octane drama it more than makes up for in slow-burning suspense. Excellent performances from all concerned, and a deeply controlled directorial style that is redolent of a time when film-makers were expert craftsmen. The rainswept landscape and chilly-looking interiors are metaphors for the bleakness of this story and its characters' nervy states of mind. I thought it was all very cleverly done, and proof that Polanski is still in possession of his powers.
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Initial post: 11 Apr 2011 09:13:36 BDT
Captain Pugwash says:
I think we were watching different films Mr G - slow-burning is right but suspense, I didn't get that at all!
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