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Michele Cerami
The American Cinema
February 11, 2013
Analysis of Theodoros Armao’s Film Clip

The first scene in this short film takes place in a parking lot. The food vendor is parked in the parking lot and the man outside is placing a food order. There is a story being exchanged between the two men with medium shots taken place. The man outside the vending truck seems like he has something planned and is up to no good. Although the film is in another language, we can get the jist of the story. As the next scene approaches, we can see that there is a woman, who is not fully dressed sitting on the couch in her apartment. Next there is a tracking shot, to where we see the thief coming in from the window into the woman’s apartment. After this shot, there is another full shot of the thief attempting to steal the radio. As he tries to steal the merchandise from this apartment, all of a sudden his stomach erupts and off he flees to the bathroom. I would have to wonder if the man who owns the food vending truck gave the thief something bad to eat on purpose knowing that he was planning to commit a crime? Perhaps the woman that the thief was stealing the radio from, was in fact his girlfriend or someone he was in love with, hence Lionel Richie’s song that is playing at the end of the film (Easy Like A Sunday Morning).
The scene then cuts to the boyfriend or perhaps the husband of the woman, who is leaving his vehicle and then seen entering the apartment. As he enters the apartment, the thief is caught with his pants down, leaving the bathroom and the woman is standing next to him. The next scene takes place with the thief jumping out of the window with a crashing sound (glass breaking). The remainder of the clip is taking place with pan shots of both men running through the streets. The thief is able to get away from the boyfriend and the chases ceases.
In the next shot, we see the same food vendor parked in the same parking lot at the same location. Both men seem to be laughing about the situation and what the thief had planned to do. In the last shot we see the thief, once again, trying to steal something, and this time, he is trying to steal food from the vendor. As the chase ensues, we hear Lionel Richie’s Easy Like a Sunday Morning.

I would have to wonder why this particular song was chosen. Was it chosen simply for the fact that the thief was sad about a breakup of his own? If you listen closely to the song, it is about one man’s pain, “Know it sounds funny, but I just can stand the pain, girl I’m leaving you tomorrow, seems to me girl, you know I’ve done all I can, you see I begged, stole, and I borrowed.” Perhaps the thief was trying to do everything that he could to keep his relationship in tact, and this is what led him down the path to a life of crime.

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