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Old 01-29-2013, 03:33 PM   #7
MorallySound
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I loved Berberian Sound Studio. It's a masterfully fine tuned work of cinema that brilliantly defies genre conventions, unfolding as a dramatic thriller that sidesteps into an almost David Lynchian world of horror. Toby Jones is brilliant in the role of Gilderoy, portraying him as a close-minded individual who doesn't deal well with culture shock nor attempting to overcome his obstacles that arise because of his work. Peter Strickland manages to create a love letter to the grandiose cinematic horror opera that is the giallo film while also exposing the world of film sound so finely detailed. Tense, brooding, and confining, Berberian Sound Studio is precise yet abstract, like a metronome out of step.
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