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Two Soldiers (2003/Westlake)


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: C+     Film: C+



The short film is alive and well, even if there is still not a great outlet for them or that many of them are lacking, at least someone might make a good one here or there.  Aaron Schneider is the latest of a few to try and adapt William Faulkner’s Two Soldiers, the tale of an older brother (David Andrews) whose departure for war is so upsetting, that his baby brother (Ben Allison) goes looking for him.


Running about 40 minutes, the film is actually pretty good though it only goes so far and it is a straight outright telling that does not try to do anything else with the material when there is probably room to do so.  It is a solid, competent version of the tale and is worth a look.  Ron Pearlman also stars.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.85 X 1 is a little softer than even its styling and though this is watchable, I would like to see this on film and/or in HD.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo is fine and recording not bad for a low budget project.  Extras include three audio commentary tracks, piece on Alan Silvestri who did the music and two behind the scenes pieces.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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