«Just returned from google. Oh my! :o»
«Exceptionally well written. The dialogue was so poigant, yet realistic, and that is what I always aim for when I write a script yet rarely achieve at the level which you delivered. Truly inspirational. The camera work and direction for the opening shots were also simply brilliant; you told volumes without having a single word of dialogue spoken. No mean feat there.
There were some technical flaws, however, and I think it's just due to a rush to present the story (something I can sympathize with). For example, for one scene when one of the characters leaves the bathroom, the scaffolding of the set is visible at the left of the screen. At another scene Sisch looked quite young, with blond hair instead of gray. Although minor, those did take away from the otherwise perfect gem you've crafted here.
Nonetheless you've gained a fan, and I'll be viewing your other works as well. »
«Can't believe I haven't got around to seeing this yet.
VERY well shot, beautifully paced and brilliantly acted out. Loved it.
Not going to dwell on the minor technical issues (yes, I noticed them, but as pointed out by Mac, they didn't detract from the movie at all); just sit back and enjoy a real "slice of life" movie (it did remind me somewhat of the old "kitchen sink" dramas of the 60's... not necessarily a bad thing!)
Am expecting bigger and better things from you as you progress... and I think you'll be wowing us for a long time to come yet »
«Excellent, I really enjoyed this. The performances by Sisch and Chris were absolutely exceptional, and while usually leaving large gaps between VOs can be seen as a negative, this time it was most definitely a positive because of the awkwardness it brought to the film. The dialogue was incredibly realistic and very well written. The camera shots at the beginning showing the estrangement of the couple were excellently done, and the slow pace of the shots suited the austere mood of the film extremely well. The lack of music was fitting, as again it added to the awkwardness and gave the impression of prolonged silences between the two characters. I loved the symbolism of the ticking of the clock, time inching by slowly and silently, with no break in the monotonous pattern. It really gave a very vivid portrayal of how these two people lived their separate lives under the same roof.
As Harb mentioned, the lip-synch was a minor fault, but I understand that can't always be helped, and it really didn't detract from my enjoyment of the film in the slightest. Another very slight thing was that you often zoomed in on the clock which was making a ticking noise but the hands remained in exactly the same position throughout. Now I realise the prop is static, but it was just something I noticed. Finally, I think possibly during the dialogue sequence the camera shots could have varied a little more? It just seemed that it lingered on each shot for quite a long time and I found myself at one point looking away from the screen and just listening instead. It was a minor thing but as a director it's your job to maintain the audience's interest both in the visual and audio aspects of the film. I may be being slightly harsh but again it was just something I noticed and again it detracted nothing from my overall enjoyment of the film.
Overall this was a very cleverly shot and well written portrayal of the relationship between an estranged couple in their sixties, which was very well acted by the cast. It successfully held my attention for the entire duration and beyond, pushing me to think of wider issues, something which I greatly value in a film. Well done Lewis, your films have been getting better and better, and I'm looking forward to your next release.
***** - 5 stars»
«'You made me a cockold and I understand why"
The camera work. Good use of freecam.
The dialog. Sometimes it is hard to talk to someone you have been with for so long.
The lip-synch wasn't there for the most part and when it was, it was off.
A nice short film about a couples struggles in life.»
«A very distinctive look at two very different people, in the same situation. Wonderfully written and executed, I just sat back and took it's meanings all in. I felt the frustrations of the wife and the distance from the husband.
Another unique film Lewis! keep em coming!»
«Love the story - although it's so sad!
The camera angles mad me feel the chasms between husband and wife... they showed off the distance between them beautifully.
Being together, and yet alone, not really understanding what's in your partners mind, yet still never asking... that's a trap one can fall into just too easily.»
«Nice look at a couple that's been together for a long time and are flawed people.
great camera work and script the only problem is in one shot you can see the rigging of the set try too watch for that no big deal though.
Thanks for making me apart of this production.
Great work LewisQ. »
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