Started by wilberfan, November 05, 2021, 08:30:50 PM
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Quote from: ono on December 30, 2021, 11:38:58 PMWithout anything else to go on, it makes sense that the film spans over a few years more than it doesn't.
Quote from: Yes on December 31, 2021, 01:11:06 AMWasn't Alana clearly lying about her age? In the opening she hesitates before saying 25 and quickly corrects herself by saying 25 to Jon Peters
QuoteThey're both these lonely casualties of a wider historical reality unfolding around them and passing them by[...]
Quote from: Drenk on December 31, 2021, 10:58:54 AMQuoteThey're both these lonely casualties of a wider historical reality unfolding around them and passing them by[...]You have to be more specific. One is a traumatized veteran after World War II, the other is...?
Quote from: Drenk on December 31, 2021, 11:16:43 AMSpoiler: ShowHideI see. That works wonderfully for me in The Master because the historical context echoes Freddie's state of mind and his relationship with Dodd is a better romance/friendship/codependency (how similar they are despite acting differently, how they're both yearning for freedom despite one being a prisoner of his own cult). And Alana doing whatever the plot demands of her is a symptom of PTA doing a collage of different episodes: the characters have to be there somehow. Once again: I felt the melancholy in the beginning with that long look she gives to Gary in the restaurant after he says she will never forget him, followed by Jonny's track, but the rest of the movie is light, happy, and triumphant. There's a short moment where she feels self-pity after the truck sequence but its sole purpose is to separate Gary and Alana for them to find each other at the end.