I know it's the intent - I didn't have enough characters in my initial post to clarify. My point was that I didn't take anything away from the monotony/emptiness, as others seem to have. And I guess I'll take your word on the long-takes as I've only seen two of his films. But he is very much known stylistically for his use of long takes/very few cuts, is he not? Could you elaborate on how this is a total reinvention?