Saturday, January 30, 2016

Disclosure (1994)

An American drama thriller directed by Barry Levinson, starring Michael Douglas, Demi Moore and Donald Sutherland with music by Ennio Morricone.
A businessman at a technology company finds that an old girlfriend has been hired as his new boss. They have a meeting that is half sex and half violence and deal with the aftermath of it.
I just started a screenwriting course in school and the professor gave a quick outline of the plot of "every film ever made". I was following along with this and Disclosure did not deviate from it. Here is that outline:

Ordinary World: Heroes at home
Inciting Incident: Something different happens
Big Debate: Should the character act?
New Journey: Action is taken
Fun and Games: Character Development
Bad Guys Close In: Enemies approach the heroes
Big Reversal/Midpoint: plot twist, new story direction
False Victory/Defeat: Seems that the heroes are winning, but not really
Loss of Hope: Things look grim, more problems
New Path to Success: Victory, winning, happy ending

So I was not surprised by anything in the plot. The characters played their roles in it and were acted well. There were a few artsy camera shots thrown in here and there. Of course, being the '90s, we had the mandatory virtual reality sequence. I think that I've said enough to explain a good many things about film, cinema, movies and video here. I'll just rate this o.k. and be done with it.

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