Sunday, January 30, 2011

192. January 28/29, 2011 - Little Children (2006)

Besides all of the actors being awesome, the most striking thing about this film for me this time around was the odd use of voice over. The invisible narrator is very nearly reading sections of prose right out of the novel. Normally I see voice over as a storytelling crutch (which, as my friend Adam pointed out, is what we're all taught in Screenwriting 101), but here I think it's a stylistic choice. The filmmakers know that they could convey those same things through dialogue or action and are choosing to create the tone of the film with the voice over. It's effective, but very strange.

Original thoughts are here.

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