Thursday, January 12, 2012
Theatrical Thursdays: Main Street
There was an episode on "As Time Goes By", where Judy Denchi is asked if a show is quiet. This is because the people in the background were making noise they didn't want her to hear because it was some sort of surprise. Anyway, "a quiet film" suddenly meant something to me. Other than the volume level. Main Street has two huge things going for it. Mainly, Colin Firth and Orlando Bloom. And yet. It's a very quiet movie. It has a plot and other things that movies need, (Colin Firth with a Texas accent not being one of them) but it also has silence. For the first half hour we weren't sure if it was a drama, a horror, or an artsy film. Frankly, it had the feel of a documentary. In spite of it seeming longer than it was, I kind of liked it. Would I watch it again? hmm. I really can't say.