In recent years, there’s been a increase in Film narratives featuring multiple characters destined to cross paths in life’s hallways, seemingly possible during a 24 hour period.
My earliest memory of this approach was Virginia Woolf’s ‘Mrs Dalloway;’ the entire novel encompasses the events of a single day.
‘Heights’ began as a play, written by Amy Fox, who went on to pen the screenplay. Chris Terrio(Director) debuted with this film, and for a first-timer,- HomeRun!
The lead characters: the Star(Glenn Close), the photographer(Elizabeth Banks), the attorney(James Marsden), the aspiring actor(Jesse Bradford). The leads are all connected, and as they fan out across a realistic New York City landscape, a secondary group is introduced, then once more with a tertiary marginal sector.
‘Heights’ isn’t riddled with portraits in whimsy, Chris Terrio has you see New York as he found it, a plainness exemplifying the non-plain. The characters portray an imperfect coziness that makes you think you’re actually watching a glorified home movie, that those actors are real people in real time.
The leads are regularly resurrected to make fit all roles as they cross-pollinate leading to a secret that they are unaware of even though you have the score from the first inning.
I’ll leave you with this, “if given three wishes, what would the other two be?” Easy. 1)See Heights! 2)And don’t read anything about it till after you’ve seen it! #cannesfilmfestival #filmatlanta #sundancefilmfestival #torontofilmfestival #tcff #teleuridefilmfestival #vanmichaelsalon #tvff #tribecafilmfestival #independentfilms #turnerclassicmovies #screenactorsguild #indiefilm #independendfilm #icff #filmschool #filmclass #hollywoodmovies #screenlegends #newyorkfilm #screenstars #glennclose #elizabethbanks #jamesmarsden #jessebradford #isabellarossellini #christerrio #heightsfilm