Saturday, May 1, 2010

Les Ordres, Michel Brault. 1974.

How does this film create distance between the viewer and the film? Maybe it’s partly due to the disconnectedness between the stories—Different characters, they don’t know what’s going on, there is no consistency between what the authorities and guards do, and what the people who are held up do... Like the authorities keep doing things that go against the peoples’ expectations...

The prison scenes are in color, while the later interview scenes are in black and white.... But it’s like the colors of the prison are so plain that it’s almost like there is no real color or vitality anyway....

(Will write more later)