Click, click, click goes the monotonous typewriter, transformed into a metronome by the film’s as-yet unspoken subtext. As Viril types numbers 731, 732, 733, 734, 735… the narrator finally provides us with the pretext of this dalliance: “The steady rhythm of his fingers on the keys helps to regulate Angela’s breathing and clear her mind…”
So, what happens if Viril stops typing?: A small catastrophe.
When Viril presses the wrong key, the sound effect of a strong wind enters the story; it sounds like the interior of a crashing plane. The camera cuts to Viril’s wide eyes, and then Angela’s stiffened back. She turns, scowling. She corrects his mistake, chiding, “748.” Her irritation and his fear are palpable. When he errs, she can’t keep her peace.
The implicit threat?: If she can’t keep her peace, neither will he.
When Viril finds his place, Angela returns to her former pose, and the screen fades to the gray-black tone the scene began with.
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