Sunday, July 13, 2008

"Blind Shaft": Killers #1

An early scene from Yang Li's "Blind Shaft", 2003.

Two partners will murder a fellow worker, pass it off as accidental and extort hush money from the owner of the mine.

Of the two, I find this shot more chilling for the man's casualness as he cracks his victim's skull.

Here the expression on the other conspirator's face reminds me of Goya.  For example:

Goya's "Hobgoblins".

Take a few minutes and be humbled by Goya's Caprichos.

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