Active Questions- Creswick (2016) Director and Writer Natalie Erika James; Writer – Christian White – Available online at <https://vimeo.com/157958148> Accessed on 1 st May 2018
Creswick is the story of a young woman helping pack up her father’s home, while both have the strange feeling they are not alone. The active questions come soon;
Whose was the art book? Possibly her dad’s
Why is the woman so jumpy? Something has happened/is happening that is making her anxious -moving of items, etc
Who do they think is living in their house? They don’t know.
What happened in the woods? Again, we don’t know.
What will she discover? This questions possibly ties in with the last one.
And finally, what is the black body over her dad’s shoulder? Is this something only she can see, her father certainly can’t ‘feel’ its weight. The body looks charcoaled. Is it representing something in either of their past or the weight of dementia, or is it plain and simply an unknown being. Lots of questions left unanswered which make for great conversations.
Sneaky Pete (2015) Directed Seth Gordon; Written by David Shore and Brian Cranston.
This is crime drama that Amazon keeps adding to my time line, so I thought would give in to peer pressure and watch it.
Pete and Marius are in prison, Marius a ‘confidence’ man is getting parole, while Pete won’t be sleeping in his own bed for some-time, the consequences of holding up a gun range. From the opening voice over, we immediately know who the ‘real Pete’ is. He is sentimental for outdoors of his youth, loves his family and knew where he belonged. Marius’s tone and his request to Pete to shut up, that his was probably the polar opposite. By the time he is leaving Marius is ready to switch persona, to Pete.
The dialogue throughout this pilot episode is fast paced, yet wordy, it depicts cultural characteristic’s, in concise punchy lines. But it’s the ease of the switch, the ability to summarise his potential ‘con’ where Pete I at his strongest. Pretending to be Pete, engaging with his long-lost family, Marius uses careful pauses and listening to understand where a conversation is going and how to respond. The responses ‘Pete’ receives prove he is believed. His con is working.