He told them to look not at the facts, but at the meaning of the facts. Then he said the facts had no meaning.
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The Man Who Wasn’t There is so assured and perceptive in its style, so loving, so intensely right, that if you can receive on that frequency, the film is like a voluptuous feast. Yes, it might easily have been shorter. But then it would not have been this film, or necessarily a better one. If the Coens have taken two hours to do what hardly anyone else could do at all, isn’t it churlish to ask why they didn’t take less time to do what everyone can do? Roger Ebert