Thursday, 16. September 2010 - 3:30 pm
After Stay Too Long, She Says and Prayin’, expectations for The Recluse could hardly be higher. But it delivers – and then turns it up another notch.
This one is actually for a song that comes before Prayin’ in the concept/story album that is The Defamation of Strickland Banks, but Dan and Ben Drew/Plan B have seized the opportunity to fill in the gaps with a dual narrative structure – after he enters jail for the crime he didn’t commit, and flashbacks to the period when still free.
It’s great work, and Drew arguably gives his best acting performance yet. And taken with the rest… what an achievement – by everyone who’s been involved in making them.
The Recluse (679 Recordings/ Atlantic)
Director: Daniel Wolfe
Prod co: Partizan
Producer: Tim Francis
Exec Producer: Sasha Nixon
1st AD: Hayley Williams
DoP: Robbie Ryan
Production Designer: Sam Tidman
Casting Director: Leanne Flinn
Plan B Stylist: Scott Robert Clark
Costume Designer: Hannah Edwards
Hair & Make Up: Almut Gramer
Editor: Dominic Leung at Trim
Telecine: Simon Bourne at Framestore
TK Producer: Andrew McLintock at Framestore
Post: Gus Herdman at Trim
Commissioner: Tim Nash
Watch: Quicktime movie