Thinking that the BFI bluray commentary track of “M” by Anton Kaes and Eric Rentschler might be more than two ivory tower cocooned idiots trying to one up each other, I foolishly listened to it. Six minutes in and this pretentious bullshit struck me, listen to the shaky potato cam video above if you don’t believe me:
“Notice here the composition, the bending of the figure, of the shadow, matching graphically the bending of the mother, who curiously also has a knife in her hand. This is a film that is establishing links with characters that are surprisingly not obvious”.
The mother is bending down and has a knife in her hand because she is preparing a meal!! Any link between scenes you have deliriously made up, because you once had to do a thousand word essay on M and this is the sort of shit that somehow would get you a decent grade!
The commentary is filled with nonsense like this, like two immature teenagers with low self esteem desperately trying to impress. They should visit the Ikon Gallery.