Thursday, February 23, 2017

plato's cave ten (being a film journal)

andrew dominik - killing them softly - 2012

killing them softly by the new zealand-born australian director andrew dominik (the assassination of jesse james by the coward robert ford), and shot by the australian dp greig fraser.

i have come back to this film a few times. one reason is the cast - james gandolfini, ben mendelsohn, richard jenkins, sam shepard, ray liotta, vincent curatola, brad pitt, max casella, scoot mcnairy. some mf actorshippe here. dialogue not unlike raymond chandler and jim thompson, the film was adapted from the novel cogan's trade by george v. higgins (which i have and have yet to read).

a strong 1970s / early 80s ambiance the film inhabits. trendy these days, but like my father use to say "if loving 70s film is wrong, then i don't wanna be right".

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