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Dec 30, 2016   Leave a Comment '20th Century Women'

Despite featuring Jimmy Carter’s perilous speech on the “Crisis of Confidence,” the mood and energy of 20th Century Women flows with vibrant tranquility. The film opens on a top down shot of vivid blue-green waves crashing on the Santa Barbara shoreline, with Roger Neill’s synthesized score setting a calming atmosphere. That mood continues into the next shot: a burning car in a grocery store parking lot. The owner of it, Dorothea (Annette Bening), does not seem particularly alarmed by this development as much as her teenage son Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann). Her perspective reflects the film’s general outlook, as characters accept the world as opposed to change it. Read More: // here

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