from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In heraldry, a short cannon or mortar, represented either mounted or dismounted. See chamber, 6.
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Catherine Breillat's chamber-piece of oblique eroticism is beautifully designed and acted but rendered slightly unsatisfying by a pointless second level of narrative reality.
Rhetoric is precisely what has warped report and analysis these past months, and in the process made life fraught for most English Jews who, like me, do not differentiate between the worth of Jewish and Palestinian lives, though the imputation – loud and clear in a new hate-fuelled little chamber-piece by Caryl Churchill – is that Jews do.
Early fruits included Richard Linklater's tense chamber-piece Tape (2001), and debut films from actors-turned-directors - The Anniversary Party (2001), which starred its writer-producer-director team, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alan Cumming, and Ethan Hawke's Chelsea Walls (2002), with Uma Thurman and Kris Kristofferson.
Even the one-to-one interactions that are the backbone of this beautifully layered chamber-piece are done with the casual grace of a trapeze dancer walking the familiar tightrope blindfolded and not fearful of the fall.