"Paper Moon" Movie Review Essay & Film Analysis

America the Great Depression. Nine-year Kansas Orphan Eddie Loggins quite independently: frown resin cigarettes one after the other, quotes Franklin Roosevelt as the Scripture, listening to adults radio before going to bed and never at a loss for words. But if you ask her a question about her father - she is unlikely to find the answer. Once it seemed to her that this Mr. Connors - he stroked her hair and bought sweets. And Mr Pritchard once smiled at her ... But both of them are not her chin. Her mother, of course, was blooming beauty, which never would have not started in the Netherlands in order to she could not confound Amsterdam tulips. After her death, she left two hundred dollars daughter, photo, hats and perfumes in a box from under sweets, and her funeral stranger suspiciously coincident with genotype chin brought flowers taken on a nearby grave. Perhaps he has a conscience, but with the same probability we can assume that she had stolen. He - Moses Prey, CON-man, a rogue on trust, traveling about the country as a tumbleweed and selling fake registered Bible lonely widows. Of course, he has no money, no apartment where the money could be based, or even a key that could open the apartment. Little punks with wolf eyes and hapless schemer with a charming smile - their paths cross the most absurd, but in a predictable way. According to the most that neither is the magical principle of pairing two seven-league boots.
avid fan of silent cinema and Hollywood's golden era, Peter Bogdanovich has created a touching in its old-fashioned charm of a movie. Filigree stylized retro, execution of humor, tenderness, sadness and hope for good luck. Careful reproduction on the screen of the spirit of cinema of that period, almost on the archival image, the authentic jazz and folk, unpretentious conversations, instant "readability" of emotions. Directed cinephile invited us adored him "plezantvilskuyu" era, when the grass and the sky was black and white, people naive, cashiers trusting, wine was sold out from under butlegerskoy floors and girls strippers were ready for a date only twenty-five dollars. Escapism by Bogdanovich: from "disappointed" 70 - in the 'depressive' 30s. Once, during the Great Depression, Hollywood has offered cheap entertainment - movies that can distract from the serious thoughts about the economic crisis. The seventies also presented "cinema roads" to the world: the excitement of the chase, the dust of cities and twisted Möbius band endless ways. The reverse, an attempt to escape from himself, away from the broken illusions of problems push and sorrows of life, which in a way unnoticed lubricated in minor details flashing outside scenery.
Bogdanovich film is incredibly intimate and at the same time universal. Uncomplicated and at the same metaphorical. Photo girl sitting on a paper moon, becomes a symbol of a brief stop on the way, stop-the-scenes life, which was made in the park moving in a vicious circle of attractions. A poster of the film, in which Eddie is sitting on the same lunar illusion since Moses - and not implemented on the screen, but a dream embodied in the figure. Picture, as the initial stage of film like transmits the symbolic drawing baton as the final form of art. It is no coincidence that the film begins a popular song of that time: "They say it's only a paper moon, moving on cardboard sky? But would you believe it, if you would believe in me. " Life is like a movie - it is an attempt to spread the movement to self-deception phase or create using Quick Scroll "truth 24 frames per second." And though the adventures of heroes carry the connotation of "false movement" at a certain point in the film their rights enters a different law road movie: combining road factor. Because ultimately, for Moses and Eddie, as well as for the film actors - father and daughter O'Neal officially reconciled after years of falling out only in 2011, it is important only one thing - the movement towards each other. And then the reason for the convergence can be any small thing: extempore invented ingenious adventure time not cast two hundred dollars, and more - suspiciously coincides form a stubborn chin.

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