car, sitting in the backseat, and we're nervous, the view
windows, then whipping back to the two guys in the front
a coat pocket.
Okay. It's goin'. I'm recording.
Good one, dickhead. Thanks for
waitin' till I get this fuckin thing
on. You tryin' ta I.D. me, or
over our field of view.
this is not some ride-along verite video.
view, with no cuts, no music. This is not film, it is
crackheads. The car is a mid-seventies barge, piebald
Next alley... just pull in slow.
(turning to us)
Hurry up will ya. Here.
rounds, snap it closed.
making trash runs out the back door of a restaurant, which
Out of the car, quickly, our own breathing loud in our
ears. We even hear our own heartbeat, racing now.
him. Lane puts a finger to his lips: "quiet" in any
Whip pan left, then right. Scoping the layout. Low-rent
THAI place. Red wallpaper. Closing time. Middle-aged
Thai OWNER, by the cash-register, counting money. Young
Thai WAITRESS, cleaning up. They look up, stunned, as we
put the gun on them.
Don't move, don't talk, don't do
covering the cook and busboy, back to the owner as he
steps back from the cash-register.
bucks in tens and fives.
Thai, Lane shouting at him to shut up.
way, then the other.
Strange Days (1995)
Synopsis: Former policeman Lenny Nero (Ralph Fiennes) has moved into a more lucrative trade: the illegal sale of virtual reality-like recordings that allow users to experience the emotions and past experiences of others. While the bootlegs typically contain tawdry incidents, Nero is shocked when he receives one showing a murder. He enlists a friend, bodyguard Mace (Angela Bassett), to help find the killer -- and the two soon stumble upon a vast conspiracy involving the police force Nero once worked for.