"Are you having an affair?" - Andie MacDowell (as Ann in 'Sex, Lies and Videotape')
|Laura San Giacomo as Cynthia is having an |
affair with her sister's husband
Sex, Lies and Videotape' was a very significant film at the time of it's release and highly influential in the progression of the independent film movement during the 1990s.
In 2006, the film was added to the Library of Congresses National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant".
|David Spader as Graham watches|
Ann's videoI like the way in which we do not see the content of Ann's video as it is being filmed. After Ann says her name the scene cuts to when Ann returns home. It isn't until later when John visits Graham, that we see the content of Ann's videotape. Through Soderbergh's technique, we (the film spectator) experience the video at the same time as John does, which empowers us to empathise with the feelings of shock and emotion.
Watch some memorable clips from the film:
Clip - "Ain't You A Picture"
Clip - "Finding the videotapes"
Clip - "Cynthia's Interview"
Clip - "Sex with Cynthia"
Clip - "Disarming her suspicions"