a blog with cultural bulimia.

Thursday, October 09, 2003


The Sad Before and After of a Hostage Crisis in Rio
"The Brazilian documentary 'Bus 174' is so wrenching and absorbing that you can easily lose sight of the sophistication of its techniques. Using a combination of video taken for Brazilian television and ex post facto talking-head interviews, the filmmakers, Felipe Lacerda and Jose Padilha, have made a deceptively straightforward film that has the force of tragedy and the depth of first-rate investigative journalism."