Moments Out of Time 2012

5 January, 2013 (07:40) | by Kathleen Murphy, by Richard T. Jameson | By: Richard T. Jameson

Images, lines, gestures, moods from the year’s films

• Asleep in a balcony seat at the top of some golden-age movie palace, Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix) is brought a telephone: The Master (Philip Seymour Hoffman as Lancaster Dodd) is calling from England …

• In Lincoln, the magnetic clasp of hands at the moment Stanton (Bruce McGill) and Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis) finally receive news about a crucial battle …

• Fireflies: the compound at Abbottabad aswarm with night-vision dots, Zero Dark Thirty

• Gothic night woods, the rattle of wagon wheels on rough ground, the contrapuntal swinging of a lantern and a giant tooth: enter Dr. King Schulz (Christoph Waltz), Django Unchained

• Skyfall: 007 (Daniel Craig) and M (Judi Dench) at the threshold of 39 Steps country …

• On the beach in Moonrise Kingdom: Sam (Jared Gilman) and Suzy (Kara Hayward) tentatively boogie to Francoise Hardy’s “Le Temps de l’Amour” …

Moonrise Kingdom

• ”Girl from the North Country” playing as Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence) and Pat (Bradley Cooper) sit cross-legged on the floor, beginning a life-saving dance — Silver Linings Playbook

• ”I would like to be cohesive” … Hushpuppy (Quvenzhane Wallis), Beasts of the Southern Wild

• Moon and Cate Blanchett sharing a frame, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

• Cat sitting atop abandoned iron lung in a dark room, The Sessions

• Coffin with memory drawer optional, Bernie

• In the sepia palette of memory, the soft, volcanic flare when (Rachel Weisz) lights, draws on a cigarette, one measure of appetite and passion in The Deep Blue Sea

• Easy Money: JW (Joel Kinnaman) stares at the back of a golden girl’s neck, turned on by the erotics of privilege …

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