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Life Arts    H4'ed 7/6/11

An Appreciation of The City of Your Final Destination

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Pictured above is Ecuador, by Wikipedia.

Pictured above is Ecuadorian Ceviche, a shrimp dish, by Wikipedia.


I also liked the soundtrack in general and the short excerpts from two works particularly, the first - Tres Lent Et Calm by Poulenc - and the second, at the end of the movie in Madrid - the beginning of a Mozart symphony composed "when he was eleven or twelve."


Further in terms of execution, I loved the movie's pacing.   No scene is unnecessary or fails to advance the story appropriately.   Nevertheless, the movie starts slowly and builds almost as slowly.   But by the last thirty minutes, the scenes seem to fly by so fast that if you haven't got all the main characters' names and faces in place, well, you'll just have to watch it again.  


And finally overall and best of all, the movie has an extremely satisfying ending.


If your tastes in movies precede Jason Statham and TV violence by decades, you don't want to miss this one.   The City of Your Final Destination is very very good.

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