|Such a visceral image. It spotlights the door- bringing out your primal urge to escape.|
The film does a great job at reflecting the memoirs of a jailed man, which it is in turn based off of. The character doesn't really have any characterizations other than that he is the physical manifestation of man's primal urge for freedom and to escape. This to me makes it all the more transcendental. Due to this lack of character, I was allowed to toss myself onto him. He became a part of me- my desire to escape with him in the movie from his cell. I became fully enamored in all the minor things he kept on doing, which we would continually cut back to. I lived the life of a man trapped in a cell for the duration of the film. The film was able to have an almost meditative quality over me, which I found myself consciously aware of while watching it. By being so much with myself, I was able to explore my own inner thoughts and transcend through them through the invocation called about by the movie.
|I am doing these things with you as an audience member|
It held my attention and even more than that- it held my heart. I was connected to the character and situation on a personal level. All the inserts of him doing things really helped me get into it- it was almost as if those were all POV shots, because of how drawn in it took me into the story. It was even more capable of doing so than normal POVs would be. Overall, it is safe to say that the film and style were fairly successful to me.