[Ads-l] viscera

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Jul 18 15:31:41 UTC 2018

> On Jul 18, 2018, at 11:08 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 'Essential nature.'
> 2017 https://cine-vue.com/2017/10/lff-2017-journeys-end-review.html   If
> there’s a weak point to Dibb’s film, it’s that it doesn’t entirely escape
> its stagy origins – the small cast and (mostly) single location evoke
> intimacy but sacrifices a sense of scale, and despite shots of thick mud
> underfoot and glimpses of the hellscape of No Man’s Land, the viscera of
> trench life evades much of the film.
> Especially inept in this context.
You’d think at the very least the reviewer could have used plural concord, although that might have rendered the attempted metaphor even more inadvertently graphic.

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