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Foreign Parts


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  • I think this ends up being a bit unfocused in establishing specific focal points within the Willets milieu, although the composite portrait of a mechanistic underworld that, despite its dreary surface character, is enlivened by a ragtag band of people clinging together against change works as a whole.

  • Foreign Parts, like many of the early SEL films, is a beautifully shot observational film. As in the works of Sniadecki and Spray, a sense of mutual generosity and occasional intimacy between filmmakers and subjects creates an affective texture that pervades the tone of the overall film. While centered on place in physical, material, and social terms, Foreign Parts draws its strength from its evocative depiction of a marginalized community that had little if any prior exposure in the cinema.