The devise of the bus is a really clever one to introduce the character, it's a place no one really likes but everyone has to be in and tolerate each other even if just for a little while. The lighting on this shot is "meh" but there's not much you can do to light a bus well and make it look logical to an actual bus.
This character introduction is interesting, at first she declines and declines to go out with him but he basically blackmails her and threatens to call the welfare office if she doesn't go out with him. This will be a stark contrast to what happens later in the film.
Great compositions and choreography used in this shot, the deep focus really pushes it and separates their relationships with the kids and their current antagonism. This sho
This is a great shot, lots of nice bokeh, it's the magic hour we seldom get to see in films- dawn. It was a good addition to the story and shot structure, but what's problematic is this is supposed to be a "comedy" in the eyes of the Academy, really it's so much more than that.
See we have shots like this, where she watches over 4 of her kids sharing beds in the middle of the night, it's really more than a comedy in both tone and execution and it gets more and more real for every scene after this.
Here's another shot somewhat echoing the earlier one, Claudine always on the edge of trying to balance her own happiness and her kids however she can.
Another good location simple and effective with lots of things breaking up the background and making things interesting but not distracting.
Really nice understated shot here and a great use of location spotting.
This was a pretty powerful and interesting scene. The environment really looks sterile and uncomfortable color-wise.
Really strong acting in this scene, now that
This scene was crazy, so basically the eldest son got a vasectomy and everything is really going wrong in Claudine's life at this point, it kind of looks like the lowest point but it could of been rearranged but it wouldn't make since plot wise.
Interesting scene here, it may be hitting on something that is beyond my understanding for this time. Did Gospel groups really migrate around to different bars and what not? Not exactly sure. Either way this scene is partially a piece of the climax as the eldest son comes and whoops Rupert telling him off and whatnot.
Rupert comes back to get closure saying that either way he would never
Keith was really right about this being a good film, it was solid and had a full range of emotions where I thought there wouldn't be.