Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Detour (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1945)

Required watching for aspiring screenwriters (despite the fact that the actual language in it isn't amazing) and directors, to see how much you can get from very little. Taut and remarkable throughout, despite all the - what should have been - shortcomings; the scene above in the car is perhaps the finest. I didn't know that Ann Savage's other most notable role was many years laters as the mother in Guy Maddin's My Winnipeg.

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