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Fire Rescue Scene

Film Review by Dean Duncan May 27, 2015

In which that oft-reviled Black Maria space functions perfectly. It may not be too good on social or anthropological complexity, but it’s pretty great for photography and framing. This has some really spectacular use of off-screen space, and the smoke works really dramatically as well. A woman is handed down into the frame, and then a child. Condescension? Let’s say chivalry instead. As such this film is not only a thriller, but it manages a good deal of fear and pity while it’s at it. Technologies, stages, etc.: it depends what you’re using them for, doesn’t it?