From garnering acclaim for Wild and Dallas Buyers Club, Jean-Marc Vallée showcased his television directorial brilliance on award-winning series Big Little Lies. Yesterday (July 8), murder-mystery drama Sharp Objects debuted its first episode on HBO, and we are
hooked strangled, gasping for breath in a life we never had.
Containing the greatest crossover in neo-noir Hollywood, Amy Adams and IT’s Sophia Lillis star in adapted series from Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn. If that’s not enough to have you sold, then you have to reevaluate your standards.
An adult Camille Preaker, portrayed by Adams, reveals the rawest parts of her through relentless flashbacks of a [continuously] wounding past.
The scene opens with two little girls scrolling their rollerblades through the silent streets of a familiar town–the perfect centerpiece for mysteries and murder. An adult Camille Preaker, portrayed by Adams, reveals the rawest parts of her through relentless flashbacks of a wounding past.
The element of flashback, as expertly used by Vallée in his films, is uninterrupted by vivid visuals and seamlessly mixes itself with the current. Perhaps this roots from the character’s horrendous, inescapable thoughts, which contrarily doesn’t consume the said protagonist–or this is what we’re made to believe. Instead, we’re faced with a capable, complex individual who sees beyond the scarring past. As she contemplates her next steps… This masterpiece of a premise was shown by Flynn’s storytelling in Gone Girl.
With lots of exciting possible executions from the people behind Sharp Objects, we’re quite certain a whirlwind awaits us.
With lots of exciting possible executions from the people behind Sharp Objects, we’re quite certain a whirlwind awaits us. There’s only so much we can say without hysterically admiring it down to the details. See the short visual, then the full episode.
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