Balabanov's chief strength as a director might have been to pass off serious art as throwaway fluff, to make his own artistry appear spontaneous and/or accidental when in fact you got the sense when watching his work that a film set might have been the only place where he could properly function...
A recently-written feature for 'The Big Picture', analysing four frames in the underrated 'Proof of Life' (2000).
Posted Thursday, May 09, 2013
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