Alan Rudolph1991-2000ThrillerUSA

Alan Rudolph – Mortal Thoughts (1991)

Mortal Thoughts (1991)
Mortal Thoughts (1991)

Even when he’s not working with his own material, Alan Rudolph remains one of our sharpest film stylists. In this 1991 featurea somber thriller involving wife abuse and murder in New Jersey, written by William Reilly and Claude Kervenhe does such a good job with the storytelling and the actors that the broadness of the film’s depiction of a working-class milieu doesn’t seem unduly jarring, anchored as it is in an effectively distancing New Age score by Mark Isham. Demi Moore, who also coproduced, stars as the best friend and coworker of a hairdresser (Glenne Headly) married to an abusive layabout (Bruce Willis). If in the past Rudolph has tended to romanticize the sordidness of working-class life (as in Remember My Name and Choose Me), here he seems to be trying to overcompensate with a vengeance, but the fleetness of his camera moves and editing and the strength of his lead actors (who also include Harvey Keitel and Billie Neal as police detectives) keep one riveted to the screen.
Jonathan Rosenbaum

Mortal Thoughts (1991)
Mortal Thoughts (1991)
Mortal Thoughts (1991)

Container: Matroska
Runtime: 1h 38mn
Size: 1.58 GiB
DXVA: Compatible
Minimum settings: Met
Codec: x264
Resolution: 702x552 ~> 981x552
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Frame rate: 25.000 fps
Bit rate: 2 047 Kbps
English 2.0ch AC-3 @ 192 Kbps

Subtitles:German, English, Arabic, Danish, Finnish, French, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Dutch, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Spanish, Czech, Turkish, Hungarian

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