Sometimes when I’m watching a movie, I’ll start re-directing it in my head, thinking about how I would have done something differently, or if I would have never even conceived the idea of doing it the way the director did, whether that be good or bad.
Most recently, I was thrown big time when watching the opening scene to Quiz Show, Robert Redford’s 1994 movie about a rigged TV game show. The movie is kind of nice and kind of boring, and the opening scene melds both of those things together so exceptionally well that I can’t tell if it’s genius or terrible.
The film opens on a shopper and a car salesman, with the film slowly dissolving between the two of them and the car. It’s lethargic, it’s wistful, and there are all kinds of strange…
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