Archive for tag: Moments out of Time

Moments out of Time 2014

14 January, 2015 (08:30) | by Kathleen Murphy, by Richard T. Jameson, lists | By: Richard T. Jameson

Images, lines, gestures, moods from the year’s films We perpetrated the first “Moments Out of Time” in ecstasy over the cinematic splendors of 1971—The Conformist, The Last Picture Show, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Straw Dogs, Dirty Harry, et al. It ran in our Seattle Film Society journal Movietone News (“The trees creaking in the wind: […]

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Moments Out of Time 2009

30 December, 2014 (05:51) | by Kathleen Murphy, by Richard T. Jameson | By: Richard T. Jameson

Images, lines, gestures, moods from the year’s films By Richard T. Jameson & Kathleen Murphy • The blood beginning to spread on Reb Grosskover (Fyvush Finkel) just when we thought there wouldn’t be any—A Serious Man… • The Hurt Locker: rust and scale popping off a derelict car when an IED explodes nearby… • Middle […]

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Moments Out of Time 2008

29 December, 2014 (05:49) | by Kathleen Murphy, by Richard T. Jameson | By: Richard T. Jameson

Images, lines, gestures, moods from the year’s films By Richard T. Jameson & Kathleen Murphy * A Christmas Tale: In a house otherwise teeming with family, a black dog appears in the empty sitting room, then lunges out, curling the corner of the rug as it goes…. * In The Edge of Heaven, a brown […]

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Moments out of Time 2007

28 December, 2014 (05:47) | by Kathleen Murphy, by Richard T. Jameson | By: Richard T. Jameson

Images, lines, gestures, moods from the year’s films By Richard T. Jameson and Kathleen Murphy * Cellophane wrapper lately crushed in a monster’s fingers uncrimps on the counter as Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem) teaches a gas station owner (Gene Jones) to appreciate what a remarkable quarter has entered his life: No Country fir Old Men…. […]

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Moments out of Time 2006

27 December, 2014 (05:50) | by Kathleen Murphy, by Richard T. Jameson | By: Richard T. Jameson

Images, lines, gestures, moods from the films of the year By Richard T. Jameson and Kathleen Murphy • Flags of Our Fathers: how the whole movie is suspended between the desperate “Where is he?” and finding out who “he” is… • The calm, ecstatic beauty of the opening shot of A Prairie Home Companion: Mickey’s […]

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Moments out of Time 2013

14 January, 2014 (16:56) | by Kathleen Murphy, by Richard T. Jameson | By: Richard T. Jameson

Images, lines, gestures, moods from the year’s films • Inside Llewyn Davis: Llewyn (Oscar Isaac) sits by in the Village club, uninvited, as “500 Miles” is performed by Jim & Jean (Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan) and Troy (Stark Sands). You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles…. • The opening thirteen-minute shot of Gravity, during […]

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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 […]

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Moments Out of Time 1987

15 May, 2012 (17:18) | by Richard T. Jameson, lists | By: Richard T. Jameson

[Originally published in Pacific Northwest, January 1988] • Hope and Glory: Down among the green leaves of his family’s backyard garden, young Bill Rohan (Sebastian Rice Edwards) confronts the wizard Merlin, while in the house the stillness of the adults ’round a grumbling radio signals that the Second World War has just been declared…. • […]

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Moments Out of Time 2011

6 January, 2012 (11:46) | by Kathleen Murphy, by Richard T. Jameson | By: Richard T. Jameson

Images, lines, gestures, moods from the year’s films • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Control (John Hurt), aced out of MI6 after the disaster in Budapest, announces, “Smiley is coming with me.” Smiley (Gary Oldman), his back to the camera, tilts his head a millimeter—surprise? acceptance? both?… • The Descendants: the sound Matt King’s (George Clooney) […]

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Moments out of Time 1982

22 December, 2010 (01:10) | by Richard T. Jameson | By: Richard T. Jameson

[Originally published in The Informer, January 1983] • The first shots of E.T.: the downward slant of … something, maybe just our own gaze, across the starry night sky, and then the cut to the extraterrestrial craft already at rest on Earth… • Harold Shand (Bob Hoskins), bowling through the slaughterhouse to confront the other […]

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Moments Out of Time 2010

18 December, 2010 (09:35) | by Kathleen Murphy, by Richard T. Jameson | By: Richard T. Jameson

Images, lines, gestures, moods from the year’s films • The wall that is, and isn’t, there: The Ghost Writer… • In the hills at night, car lights on a distant curve of road—The American and Let Me In… • Gold-brown chicks cupped in Teardrop’s (John Hawkes) palms; memento mori in Winter’s Bone… • The nub […]

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Moments out of Time 1999

14 January, 2010 (07:13) | by Kathleen Murphy, by Richard T. Jameson, lists | By: Richard T. Jameson

[originally published in Film Comment Volume 36 Number 1, January/February 2000, reprinted by permission] • The middle-aged Gerald (Alain Libolt) taking out his glasses to look at a photo of a woman who may become his wife—Eric Rohmer’s golden Autumn Tale… • One of those days it’s a minute away from snowing: the dancing bag, […]

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Moments out of Time 1995

13 January, 2010 (07:09) | by Kathleen Murphy, by Richard T. Jameson, lists | By: Richard T. Jameson

[Originally published in Film Comment Volume 32 Number 1, January/February 1996, reprinted by permission] • Oriental views of train bridges into Brooklyn, Smoke… • Birds, insects, air: the sounds around the Roseman Bridge, The Bridges of Madison County… • 1948 sunshine, and a rapturously integral job of period re-creation that never preens as such—Devil in […]

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Moments out of Time 1977

12 January, 2010 (07:08) | by Richard T. Jameson, lists | By: Richard T. Jameson

[Originally published in Movietone News 57, February 1978] • Archetypal cinema: the opening of Star Wars. The foreword plunges us, in media res, into the serial of our moviegoing lives. Then the camera drops its field of view, a planet heaves into sight to lend scale to the universe, and a spacecraft angles into frame […]

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Moments out of Time 1992

11 January, 2010 (07:02) | by Kathleen Murphy, by Richard T. Jameson, lists | By: Richard T. Jameson

[originally published in Film Comment Volume 29 Number 1, January-February 1993, reprinted by permission] • The wait by the tree, and how Will Munny drinks after getting the news, Unforgiven: as director and actor, Clint Eastwood in excelsis… • “The pleasure was all ‘mine”—The Crying Game…. • The Player: The fax curling out of the […]

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