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Twitter Users Ponder Four Stills From a Film They Believe Is a Masterpiece

By Petr Navovy | Social Media | April 4, 2022 |

By Petr Navovy | Social Media | April 4, 2022 |


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Last week, I finally got to go see Joachim Trier’s The Worst Person In The World, and to say that it was worth the wait would be an understatement. I adored this film. Well, maybe ‘adored’ isn’t the right word for something that reduces you to a blubbering wreck the way that The Worst Person In The World did me. Whatever the best way to describe it, Trier’s sensitive, darkly funny, and powerfully perspective-realigning film—imbued with immense heart by Renate Reinsve and Anders Danielsen Lie—would without a doubt be on my shortlist for films of the year.

Though the movie has received near-universal praise, one aspect of it that I’ve found less often highlighted is its visual style. Worst Person has several striking cinematic sequences that are always picked up on—most notably the time freeze and mushroom tripping segments—but there was something about the way that Trier and cinematographer Kasper Tuxen shot Oslo—most often in the scenes where the characters are foregrounded against it, often at an elevated height, either on a balcony or a raised road, that really spoke to me. It could feel almost dreamlike, or like something out of a fairy tale, which would seem to be at odds with the film’s otherwise so often grounded emotional stakes, yet which nevertheless worked to heighten and complement its goals. These shots have stayed with me, and they came to mind when I saw a Twitter prompt doing the rounds the other day, in which people posted four stills from a film they considered to be a masterpiece. For my money this is one of the best things about being a film fan: Thinking about and relishing the beautiful individual frames that the greatest cinema has given us. Check it out, there’s a lot of gold here:




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