Saturday, April 20, 2013

One Of My Favourite Noirs

One of my favourite noirs has sneaked its way onto youtube so if you havent seen it this is your chance before it gets deleted. The film begins at 1:33, my favourite bit begins at 58:10 and lasts for the next minute or so, an extraordinary scene where Barry Sonnenfeld's camerawork, Carter Burwell's score and Joel Coen's directing all blend seamlessly (I love the fact that the music stops as the engine stalls just to increase the tension)...The film is a slow burn classic but the existential ending is in a league by itself. And dont you love Dan Hedaya's chin in the still below?