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If their comparative laxness and leisureliness (which are much more pronounced in Peter Loon than in the three Moosepath novels) don't send you to the bookshelves in search of Robert Ludlum or Clive Barker, you'll probably feel right at home in this backwoodsy nirvana.
He perceptively describes this "miniature play" as a "reductio ad absurdum," a pin-prick to deflate Grandison' s epic proportions and the elaboration and leisureliness of its procedure (21).
One consideration that might be invoked in explanation is that in other scenes, to be considered shortly, where Aeschylean leisureliness is contrasted with Euripidean speed, a speaker cuts proceedings short with some such phrase as [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (El.
The film takes a while to come into focus during the first 45 minutes as characters are introduced with a leisureliness that reflects the laidback lifestyle of the locals themselves.
This leisureliness is, however, undercut when Viljoen permits herself a journalistic mode of narrative, using very short paragraphs, quick summations in short declarative sentences, and the lazy use of double punctuation marks for emphasis.
Sometimes it was tedious to yield oneself to the leisureliness of productions like Romeo and Juliet and The Stone Flower.