Just released from prison, a young woman arrives in town to “start a new life”, but soon begins stalking a married construction worker for no apparent reason, turning his life inside out and eventually terrorizing him and his wife.
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Rudolph's spacious, delicate camera establishes such a unique philosophical distance from a plot which, on paper, is as suspenseful as they come. Moreover, the humor is so prevalent & so casually addressed in relation to Emily's psychosis that the film's tone becomes one of overpowering provocative obscurity. What are these visual & auditory abstractions within the scene transitions? What is this narrative symmetry?
This film is constructed very differently from today's filmmaking. It is by adding pieces that the truth is revealed. Seemly odd and unrelated gestures eventually culminate in a pre-planned vindicative plot.