The Dream - Agent Production
A science fiction film meets an awkward teen love story. It's an odd mix, but one that works well when executed properly. What's interesting about The Dream isn't the intersection of these two kinds of movies: it's the fact that it eschewed with the entire dialogue thing and just went at it silent-style. Filmmakers, let me give you a piece of advice - don't go silent. Yes, I know The Artist was great, and so was Call of Cthulhu, but honestly, unless you're doing a period piece, or something where silent storytelling adds to the impact of the plot, write some freakin' dialogue. I know, I know, it adds a layer of complexity, and synchsound is both hard and potentially expensive, but just do it. Here, it distracts a bit. You can tell these actors are doing fairly well, but there's a lack of connection with the material because we're not given them speaking to one another. That said, it's well shot, and the plot is smart, and though it might go on a couple of minutes too long, it's not a bad picture; I just wish they'd given us some sound to hang the emotional impact on.
Klaus at Gunpoint
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