Budd Film Review.docx - Act Normal(2006 Review Director Olaf de Fleur Short plot summary This documentary covers almost 10-year-period of English

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Act Normal (2006) Review Director: Olaf de Fleur Short plot summary : This documentary covers almost 10-year-period of English Buddhist monk’s, Robert Edison’s, life. During the film, we get familiar with the chronology of his monkhood, a short period of becoming laymen and, after all of this, coming back to his “normal” life of a monk. The certain episodes of his life are backed up with his sacred feelings and experience, personal reasons for certain decisions and thoughts about universal things, such as love, life, and consciousness. Review As every documentary film, this product of Olaf de Fleur should not be assessed from the perspectives of quality of shooting and montage. However, in this case, it really disturbs. In my assumption, due to the limited budget from the small community called Icelandic Film Centre, the producer was inside the very limited capabilities. Spontaneous interviews with the middle preparation of interviewer and annoying surroundings make the watching a little bit uncomfortable. Furthermore, the decision of screenwriter
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