LOOK - Episode One Oct 11, 2010 7:56:03 GMT -5
Post by StevePulaski on Oct 11, 2010 7:56:03 GMT -5
The television show LOOK is shot entirely with surveillance cameras.
Rarely do I watch a show and feel so profoundly amazed and almost screaming for more. LOOK is director Adam Rifkin's latest masterpiece after his film of the same name was released last year. Shortly after the release of the movie, it was confirmed by Adam Rifkin a Television show was in the works. I was ecstatic to hear that since this way of filmmaking can be utilized so much more than just 90 minute film, and after a year (on the convenient day of 10/10/10) the LOOK television show finally premiered on Showtime.
LOOK gives new meaning to the word "anthology" showing several different people doing what they do in their daily lives. We see inspiring musician Willie Gains (Giuseppe Andrews), whose character was in the film as well, who plays music behind the counter in the convenient store he works at while his friend dances in an asinine way, two skanky girls in a high school bathroom, a mall's security guards under the influence skating in the mall after hours, and much more. The show's strongest most unique point is when the story's characters interconnect and tie together so every little clip has a purpose.
Everything about LOOK is unique. It's a dark toned show with shock and power emerged inside it. Adam Rifkin is definitely a clever filmmaker who makes his films stand out from the rest and has now made an anthology Television show that is much more than a show, it's an adventure into the lives of many Americans. It teaches us that we're all being watched by something. Call it a conspiracy, but like the beginning states "The average American is captured two hundred times a day on surveillance cameras". There's cell phone cameras, webcams, mall cams, highway cams, street cams, we are all being watched. Adam Rifkin is also clever, stating in an interview, that he never really gives his opinion on all the security cameras around watching us. He doesn't share his opinions on the matter. With all this going for it, LOOK is a show not to miss.
Starring: Giuseppe Andrews. Directed by: Adam Rifkin.