Victor d'Entrement is the quintessential young indie author-which is to say he is no longer young, "indie" because there
is nothing else to call him.
Written By: Pablo D'Stair
Directed By: Pablo D'Stair
Writer / Director Pablo D'Stair is quickly becoming notorious for producing films that tend to be a little different. Slightly outside the box. Following the standard film formula is just not his thing! This latest public offering "Mississippy Missippi Tu-Polo" gently begins to merge his style with the more standard, producing a film that may sit better with the average viewer. His style is still heavily present, but there seems to be more of a push to the norm, without outright abandoning his sense of style. It's working out rather well. "Mississippy Missippi Tu-Polo" is a driven narrative that in all honesty, you can listen to instead of watching if you choose to. Visually, if you've ever seen any old Woody Allen movies you'll notice a lot of similarities with the presentation and visual style. In the end though, we have an entertaining production. Although, it could have been shortened a little.
Set in a low contrast world saturated in sepia tones, Pablo easily hides the fact that a 50 million dollar camera wasn't used. It works well. The editing style is straight laced and character focused. Not a lot of fast cuts, rather locked off narrative inspired camera work. Not bad, not great. I really loved the dialog driven comedic narrative. Not a lot of visual jokes here, rather the way the conversation and situations happen. I really, personally love this style! It works and works well. Technically, "Mississippy Missippi Tu-Polo" will never be mistaken for a multi-million dollar film. I think that was the point though.
This is a good film. Period. Like Pablo D'Stair's other works it's not for everyone though. However, it will view well for a larger audience than some of Pablo's other works. Watching this is great! I feel I should add that listening to it would be great as well. So why not sit back, relax and try something a little different? Making movies as an Art doesn't have to follow the norms... and something a little different just might be your thing.
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