So…Eric?

So who sacked off the ‘sketchbooks’ last night to watch ‘Looking for Eric’?

Whilst a wholly enjoyable plot, it was THE slowest film I’ve watched in a long time. However, in relation to all the video talk that’s been floating around the studio recently, it was slightly less Hollywood than one would’ve expected; for a film that attracted Eric Cantona to star as himself on screen.

Shot with a raw essence of reality, it forces the viewer into an empathetic relation with the main character Eric Bishop. The acting looks to involve some improvisational aspects as a lot of the dialogue is very basic and minimal, this could easily be likened to the work of Shane Meadows, popular at the minute for his production of ‘This is England ’86.

If you’re thinking of continuing with video, and/or you enjoyed Shane Meadows’ gritty British dramas, it may be worth a watch, but pay attention to the techniques that Loach employs to direct your emotions to different characters.

Regards, Adam C x

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