At 12:21 PM 8/19/96, Jennifer Senft wrote:
>NIGHT, MOTHER is an example of this, as is a really bad recent film starring
>Johnny Depp (he has to kill a politician to save his kidnapped daughter -- I
>can't recall the title)....
The Johnny Depp film is called _Nick of Time_ and it was a deserved flop.
It's flaccid and not compelling. And, like _High Noon_, the device of
constantly cutting to shots of a clock only indicates how thin the drama
and characters are. There is NOTHING inherently more dramatic about
telling a story in "real" time; in fact usually the opposite.
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