Some Distant Day


Reviewed by: Angus Wolfe Murray

The purple prose of the narrative voice-over indicates the presence of Pretentious Man. The flash fast editing introduces the arrival of Impressionist Man. The performance of Emmet McSheffrey as The Writer suggests the influence of Ego Man.

Where to go for clarity?

There is a place between ignorance and enlightenment where perception is laid out like a picnic. Later, this will become messed up and nothing tastes as good as it looked.

Some Distant Day comes from that moment when the ramblings and visual recollections of The Writer seem as relevant as trams along Princes Street. There is wisdom ("Factory life is never easy. Period"). There is thought ("The dream inside the dream that is life"). There are memories of peeing your pants on the first day at school.

Like all men in the flow of verbal masturbation, the activity becomes a means unto itself. For others looking in, even listening, it appears untouched by humility, top heavy with opinion, devoid of humour and sticky with language.

"We are but atoms of consumption in a sea of passions."

Reviewed on: 01 Mar 2005
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A writer talks about politics in Scotland and has flashbacks of growing up (and stuff).

Director: Vincent Hunter

Year: 2004

Runtime: 24 minutes

Country: UK


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