Suffering from claustrophobia? Well, you might want to avoid the following upcoming movies: 'Devil'
(which opens Friday), about a group of people (one of whom happens to be Satan) trapped in an elevator; 'Buried,'
in which poor Ryan Reynolds is entombed alive; and '127 Hours,'
about a hiker (James Franco) who's forced to cut off his own arm after being hopelessly pinned under a rock.
Filmmakers love a challenge, and shooting in one location is a surefire way to ramp up the tension. Set all (or a major chunk) of your action in a jury room, a lifeboat, or a police interrogation chamber and it's just a matter of time before the characters turn on each other -- with dramatic results.
How about a deep, dark cave? A haunted hotel room? Or an apartment where the previous tenant just happened to kill herself? When the locations are so limited, madness, paranoia, and great cinema often follow.
12 Angry Men
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