Seven things I liked about THE BEGUILED

The Beguiled

  1. The cast. Kidman, Fanning, Dunst, Farrell & the young ‘uns too. Everyone’s good. No weak links.
  2. It’s dark. The rural south, losing the war & suspended in a timeless, perpetual dusk.
  3. It’s quiet. Shhhhh. (A salve for the headache BABY DRIVER gave me)
  4. It’s squarish. 1.66 aspect ratio. Perfect for this film.
  5. Virtually no musical score. The girls sing a bit. One plays a violin. In other moments: distant cannons, like drums.
  6. The restraint. This film is 9/10ths delicious anticipation. Often funny; flirting with horror.
  7. It’s short. 94 minutes TRT! The End.

Originally a series of tweets. I’m @giantspecks on Twitter. Occasionally Yelling About Movies #YabtM with my friends. Come say hi. Or yell back!

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