by Richard Dyer
Gluttony, greed, sloth, lust, pride, envy, wrath. A serial killer on a warped moral mission who turns his victims' "sins" into the means of their murder. The movie Seven is analyzed here covering topics such as sin, story, structure, seriality, sound, sight and salvation.
Paperback, 88 pages
Published May 27th 1999 by British Film Institute
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One of my favourite films, but this book failed to hit the home run the source material pitched. In fact, Dyer actually manages to make what for me is an extraordinary film rather pedestrian by going on and on about lighting, sound and *yawn* the colour of Morgan Freeman/Somerset's skin. And who would compare this film to a buddy movie..? Dyer apparently, and he spends a few pages discussin Lethal Weapon oh and - yes - Danny Glover is black too. Zzzz. Lazy writing, lazy thinking. For me this fil...more
To read an in depth analysis of a very dark dark film, was always going to be a tough task. The book took me back into the sights, sounds, music and the shock of the film and most importantly back to the cinema I sat in when I first watched it. Very good.