Wednesday, July 11, 2007

“As little as possible."

It is the same line he used to describe to Evelyn what he had done when long ago he was a police detective in Chinatown. It is also what he should have done up to this point—he knows his own actions led to Evelyn’s death. We can see it in his face. The camera sits on him for a beat and then, unexpectedly, there is a cut just before the camera pans quickly from the exact same shot of Jake to the police detective in charge of the case.

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