The Loom of Doctor Flowers

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Horror Movie
Dunedin > 04

Superb homage to classic early black and white cinema, getting all the elements of the genre and period bang on. Beautifully polished and witty film with a brilliant translation of "Fuck no" from the actor titled as "I do not partake" Piano music was just right. Easily strongest contender for Dunedin overall winner.

This was a fantastically stylised film with its funny points as well as a rather thoughtful Flowers, with an arc that was subversive. Making the audience think that he was an antagonist, when all that time he was rather mistaken; though he could have asked for the lady's preferred color first (oh well..). Though there's nothing integrally or technically wrong with the film, I am left slightly disappointed that the film didn't spook more than it did make the audience laugh. Sure, one could argue that the historical approach to the genre was a neat maneuver - one could have also easily catered for an audience that wasn't so easily spooked and had grown up with a more modern literature of film with scarier themes/stories.

All in all, hope we get to see this film in the finals.