Interesting to learn from the Sophie Grabol interview how the writer used the Mike Leigh approach, getting the input of the actors as to the character they wanted to play, what happens, etc. Clearly it worked brilliantly.
|I'm a real sucker for a leisurely pace in things. Hate all this emphasis on action sequences these days.|
Couldn't agree more. Lots of action is the antithesis of suspense. A much more measured approach builds it up so much better - witness the likes of A Perfect Spy, Tinker Tailor and even (when you think about it) The Day of The Jackal.
I used to work in Denmark several weeks each year and watching The Killing I kept recognising archetypal (but not stereotypical) characters that I used to meet during my travels, particularly the Mayor (I can think of four instances of him), Theis, Troels and Rie (whose equivalent whom I knew was called Lie).
All the same, for a repeat I think I'll wait until the boxed set's below ten quid in Tesco. It's a bit of a steep investment at the moment.