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47 Ratings

Local Color

Directed by Mark Rappaport
United States, 1977


In this arty melodrama an incriminating revolver is passed between eight disparate characters. Each has a different reason for coming in contact with the gun. To reveal those reasons, the film wavers between the dream and waking states.

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Local Color Directed by Mark Rappaport

Critics reviews

…As if following a semiotic manual on film noir, the characters keep discovering the same revolver in different places, using “Chekhov’s gun” principle as a running gag, and yet insistently suggesting that sooner or later Local Color, by way of gunfire, will eventually coalesce into an “normal” plot-driven, escapist melodrama, instead of the analytical exercise in personal politics it defiantly remains.
September 06, 2013
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