A few days after seeing the movie in the cinema did I find myself thinking about the producers of this film, THE DRY, their professional and personal styles and personalites. If to put an image of what I think they'd look like, the book cover of Steve Jobs's biography will do it -- calm-headed, serious but chill.
I may be an odd point to focus on when it comes to review a film -- instead of doodling on their story, characters, cinematography, etc, somehow the producers have seemed to take up my spotlight. Truth is, it was the crisp and clear execuation and delivery of a well-made old-fashioned thriller drama that had me keen to peep behind the screen. In the midst of a mono-toned cinema world saturated by super-hero franchises, this film absolutely feels like a refreshing light shower despite ironically the name of THE DRY.
Through the almost-old-fashioned realistic lenses, I was taken on a car ride with the underrated Aussie fellow Eric Bana to discover and investigate the brutal suicide murder of a family of three, the alleged murderer was also accused of murdering a teenage girl together with Bana's character at the age of 16. The two cases were skillfully cross-traced during the whole film, with various suspects subtly planted along the way till the very end for a dual-revealation. I remember myself saying "well done" a few times over the course of the film, including reckoning the successful cast of Eric Bana, whose name recogonition is certainly necessary for a quality independent film like this, who has obviously done an exceptional job portraying this veteran police detective who reclaims his reputation via uncovering the truth of the family murder.
It's hard to imagine the creators of THE DRY being not consistent in style with the film itself -- clearly-headed, minimalism and cool -- therefore, the typical look of Steve Jobs would not be far out.