Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Spooks goes Bourne

I have watched a fair fewSpooks - BBC's critically acclaimed fictional drama on MI5 operatives, but I had to smile catching a glimpse this time.

I think son of Bourne would be a more apt definition.

Gone is the long dolly straight line shots of old so characteristic of UK dramas e.g. Holby City, the BIll, (nothing wrong with that)in is the two step lighthouse shot, so prevalent in Bourne.

Tight angles, occasional lens push, hand held, the score is ethnic.

But they haven't dumped he log shots entirely which slows down the narrative.

Imitation is the best form of flattery, but it would also be nice to see Spooks go out on a limb.

It's a solid drama, invent a new visual language

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