Conversation with Jen, twenty minutes into the film Layer Cake on DVD last night:

J: Are you following this?
R: No.
J: It's totally disjointed. I can't figure out what's going on.
R: I think they're trying some pretentious, arty-farty editing. They've chopped up the storyline and reassembled it in non-chronological order. I suppose it will all make sense in the end.
J: I bloody well hope so.
R: The sound quality's terrible, though. It's all over the place. They haven't levelled it properly. And the fade out to black and fade back in again between scenes is all very clever, but the novelty wears off after a couple of minutes.
J: What's happening? Why have we gone back to the menu?
R: Erm… I think you'll find we've just watched the deleted scenes track.

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.


  1. Have you seen 'Team America'? Got to be the best, most topical film of the year. Laugh? I almost shat. I haven't laughed so much since grandma died & auntie Mabel caught her left tit in the mangle!

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