Wednesday, September 10, 2014



kelly reichardt, night moves, dakota fanning,
kelly reichardt, night moves, dakota fanning, jesse eisenberg, rash
Night Moves (Reichardt, 2013)

kelly reichardt, night moves, dakota fanning, jesse eisenberg, police
kelly reichardt, night moves, dakota fanning, jesse eisenberg, crystal
kelly reichardt, night moves, dakota fanning, jesse eisenberg




edit (09/24): was told this is too opaque.

basically, the first clump of photos (everything above the "night moves" caption) are for priming: look at the faces, look at the colors. a rash on fanning's face from stress, they're both stressed because they've just committed a crime, the light flashing on eisenberg's face from the police can be seen to mimic fanning's later stress rash (almost as if it burned into her).

the remaining three pictures, and the point of the post itself, are simply me highlighting an example of how thoughtfully Reichardt uses images to tell her story / explore her themes. MAJOR SPOILERS follow. first picture: red and blue faces from police lights. red color later "sticks", manifesting as stress (see group 1). second picture: as eisenberg watches fanning from the closet, she picks up a crystal that spins around and mimics a similar kind of flashing light -- blue, red, purple. this light hits eisenberg's face for a moment (third picture) before he kills her, showing how he directly associates her with danger, specifically the police. (the whole time he's been worried she will rat him out, and now she's pulled out a kind of symbolic siren that flashes and seems to draw her in & enchant her, sealing her fate.)

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