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Minimalistic Movies

Postby Sabina » Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:23 am

Minimalistic or minimalist or minimal movies. Those where the dialogue rules. No awesome budget required, very simplistic productions and quite amazing! Have you ever watched such a movie?


I warmly recommend the following three movies:

[El] The 24th Day (2004)
Directed by Tony Piccirillo
Starring Scott Speedman and James Marsden.
That's basically the entire cast. The only other person with a few lines is a female, and her role ends early on in the movie.
Tagline: Your next lie may be your last.

[El] Tape (2001)
Directed by Richard Linklater
Starring Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, Uma Thurman.
That's it. The three of them in a motel room. The camera never leaves the room.
Tagline: Some things can't be erased

[El] Dogville (2003)
Directed by Lars von Trier
Starring Nicole Kidman, Paul Bettany, Lauren Bacall, Jean-Marc Barr, James Caan
Dogville doesn't have a mini-cast like the above two movies, but the set is super-minimalistic!
Tagline: A quiet little town not far from here.
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Re: Minimalistic Movies

Postby Jade » Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:58 pm

"Moon" with Sam Rockwell. Written and directed by Duncan Jones.
Rockwell is essentially the only actor. Simple, clear and understated movie.
Moon was made on half the budget of Dogville.

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