This film is so complex, it's almost like writing a novel on celluloid. And it got me to look closer at what I'm trying to do with "The Vanishing of Owen Taylor".
I've got what is, ostensibly, a mystery about why a man disappeared...and the story molds itself to that, nicely enough. It's a good excuse to explore. But, and this is a biggie, it's also about shifts in society and the battles that come from that as well as the shifts in Jake's and Antony's relationship, and the battle within Jake about that.
I guess the basis of the story is -- change begets conflict begets change, and with that change comes destruction...and creation. Hmm...I need to phrase that better.
I did find I was pushing too hard, in a couple of moments. They hadn't been earned, yet. I'm also missing the first real interaction between Antony and Dion. I have them barely introduced before the story continues. That's got to change, because they both play a strong role in Jake's inner conflict.
A lot has to change...but I'm slowly...slowly zeroing in.