January 15, 2005

The Opposite of Protean

Sally Potter's "Orlando": colours, mannered tableaux, mannerisms, pale English light, saturated near-monochromes, whiteness (sheets, snow, dresses, steam, fog, mist, skin, shirts) ... and Tilda Swinton. Inescapable, it's all the film...(obtrusive -- I'm always aware that I'm watching Tilda Swinton, acting. The opposite of Protean...). Very much a film of its time and place, self-conscious, "playful", knowing ...

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