Shame

Shame

On a lark I watched this for a third time, with no sound - and it was so gorgeous. The lack of music made the film even more bleak somehow, removing the heightened emotional drama and leaving us with the beautiful, empty, mundane imagery of Brandon's life as he moves in a seemingly endless cycle of addiction, with only a moment of near-tragedy enabling him to break free and feel something real.

One of those rare works that I can appreciate somewhat objectively, as a feat of the craft, but also on a deeply personal level.

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