Review: An occurrence at owl creek bridge

Review: An occurrence at owl creek bridge

The film ‘An occurrence at the owl creek bridge’ directed by Ambrose Bierce is a film which uses distortion of time to create a convincing set of realistic circumstances and establishes an atmosphere of harsh intensity.

The film begins with the criminal, Peyton Farquhar in the hanging process, few soldiers being the witness of the execution taking place on a bridge above a swift-flowing river, where he stands with his hands and legs tied. When Peyton realises the reality of his death of being so close, he gets flashbacks of his family, of his happier days. He then fantasises about his escape, a long one, where he manages to untie himself in the river and run back to his family. The passage of time twisted so skilfully between reality and Peyton’s imagination in the movie, convinces the viewer of the character’s happy ending, but it only created a climax for the movie, leaving the audience overwhelmed.

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