Review of: The Listener 

reviewed by Tripsheet Revision on 12/10/2011
Tripsheet Revision
First, I like it. The old guy has some irascible charm, some thoughtful depth, and lets us see his dry wit. In my own personal opinion, however, you got it all backward -- the establishing shot should be the remote shot, putting us with man and boy in the library, or study. Then, as the music builds fondly, and as the man begins to open up, you should move in for the close up of his face; we should be engaged at this point, being listeners ourselves, appreciating him, enjoying him. Your film left me wanting more; I wish it had been at least ten minutes. Nevertheless, I liked it.

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