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  • Imaginary Light

    Imaginary Light

    To fully express what images (especially ones that move) are and can be; still more

  • Charmed Particles

    Charmed Particles

    It is immediately clear that Noren is one of the ideal filmmakers, able not only to capture light and how movement affects it/its variations with obvious lucidity but doing so with the knowledge that composition is as important. Constant, consistent, never flippant (unless it should be), always moving (unless it shouldn't (yet it still does))

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  • RR


    “The film is called RR, but I like to call it “Railroad,” because RR sounds like a pirate movie.”—James Benning

  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon

    Refn's film about cinema, tirelessly reiterating that the most important thing ("the only thing") is that which is seen and is immediately striking, interpretation a necessary result but one that only develops once one has been brought into and personally occupies the vacuum that is its allure. In one of the rare films where shot-countershot (and indeed any such uninventive or solely reiterative repetition of shots) does anything but take away from it Refn uses the technique to reveal whose…