Wednesday, November 12, 2008
The poetic camera work of Gus Van Sant is the power behind the emotion of Paranoid Park. The story of a skater who is part of a horrible accident, is a bit fragmented around the themes of teen angst and a broken family. The hypnotic scenes of the skate boarders in slow motion (beautiful) and a shower scene (no nudity) are both beautiful and emotional. This is a nice addition to Van Sant's resume.