About Abel Ferrara on his short "The Hold Up"

Abel Ferrara talks about his short film "The Hold Up"

Movie Details

Language: English

Year of production: 2010

Length: 06:36

Country: United States


  • Abel Ferrara on 08 July at 17:08

    The influence of John Cassavetes is very apparent (especially when Joe shows Johnny and Bob a nude photospread and claims to have slept with the model), but so is that of Cassavetes' aesthetic opposite, Robert Bresson. Consider the sequence depicting a day at the factory: a close-up of a timeclock being punched three times in succession is followed by a slow pan (lasting 32 seconds) over the factory's exterior, then another shot of the timeclock. Ferrara reduces everything to essentials, using three simple images to tell us all we need know about the mindless repetition of these characters' working lives. To read the rest of this post, visit http://www.filmannex.com/posts/blog_show_post/the-hold-up-excerpt-from-abel-ferrara-the-moral-vision-by-brad-stevens/13522