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Old 01-27-2013, 04:58 PM   #2531 (permalink)
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Funny Games has always been a mixed bag for me. I was never a fan of the "breaking the fourth wall" element, but both movies had capable actor and there was an undeniable unerving tension throughout as the movie built towards it's climax. I thought that the little boy they cast in the U.S remake was absolutely BRILLIANT.
this are element put in the movies just for that, i mean the idea is that you separate yourself from the movie. Haneke don't want tension or that you build simpathy toward the characters, so he (like Godard in the 60's) is putting that kind of elements to remind you that this characters are fake and the ideas in the movie are what matters. Not that always agree with this, but in this case works

Even more i don't think Funny Games has a climax at all (like all the Haneke movies) is just analysis, analysis, analysis, and more analysis. And the critic against violence and Capitalism is POWERFUL
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keep seeing commercials for movie 43 and decided to check out the reviews for it:

"it is the citizen kane of awful."
5% on RT, 15/100 on metacritic.

The budget was only $6m? Was the cast paid in Monopoly money or something?
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5% on RT, 15/100 on metacritic.

The budget was only $6m? Was the cast paid in Monopoly money or something?


I guessed they really did get pooped on.

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this are element put in the movies just for that, i mean the idea is that you separate yourself from the movie. Haneke don't want tension or that you build simpathy toward the characters, so he (like Godard in the 60's) is putting that kind of elements to remind you that this characters are fake and the ideas in the movie are what matters. Not that always agree with this, but in this case works

Even more i don't think Funny Games has a climax at all (like all the Haneke movies) is just analysis, analysis, analysis, and more analysis. And the critic against violence and Capitalism is POWERFUL
Good point.

I always saw Funny Games as a Nihilistic movie, and in that sense it had an anti-climax (they just dump Naomi Watts out of the boat in a "blink and you'll miss it" moment). They did tease a climax, but that was taken away with the 4th wall stuff which was Haneke's point and I get that.

I think that the movie would've worked just as well as a pure psychological thriller without Haneke challenging the viewers and toying with them. It did work in a way, but it also broke me out of my suspension of disbelief, something I didn't want to do when watching it (again, Haneke's point, but still).

I'll concede to Funny games being a great movie in it's own right, and you have to admire the director for breaking taboo's and taking chances. It wasn't meant to be a horror movie, but it ends up being one of the most frightening movies in recent memory (both of them). The slow burn pacing is well built throughout.

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Yeah good call about the boy, I went back and watched that scene again and that truly is superb.

Just looked him up, his name's Devon Gearhart. Not really been in anything else, but he was in Changeling which I thought was a great film. (The 2008 one with Angelina Jolie, not the 1980 horror film. Although that is good as well).
the 1980's Changeling is actually one of my favorite horror movies of that decade, and it's severely underrated.
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Great post above.

Has anyone seen Haneke's 'Hidden'(sometimes called Cache)?

I'd be interested to hear opinions on it, as when I discuss it with some of my film friends we're completely split down the middle on it.
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Great post above.

Has anyone seen Haneke's 'Hidden'(sometimes called Cache)?

I'd be interested to hear opinions on it, as when I discuss it with some of my film friends we're completely split down the middle on it.
I think is less great than Funny Games, i don't care to much about who is sending the tapes, even if it's the same Haneke. This political idea in the film is a mess and i think that they are too cliche and obvious to be taking serious.
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I think is less great than Funny Games, i don't care to much about who is sending the tapes, even if it's the same Haneke. This political idea in the film is a mess and i think that they are too cliche and obvious to be taking serious.
I agree, a few people I know really pull for that film, but it's just poor. It really had a lot of potential, but just executed wrong imo.
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I hate ensemble comedies like Movie 43. Just horrible.
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Film synopsis posted on the casting website:

Written and directed by Ryan Gosling, "How to Catch a Monster" weaves elements of fantasy noir, horror and suspense into a modern day fairytale. Set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city, Billy, a single mother of two, is swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while Bones, her 18-yr-old son, discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. Both Billy and Bones must dive deep into the mystery, if their family is to survive.
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No you're not. I'm dying to see that. Then again, I'm probably in the minority when it comes to loving Van Helsing along with being only interested in the Lincoln film where he's killing vampires.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter = biggest disappointment of 2012.

Could have been awesome on all kinds of levels of camp. Instead it was a poorly directed random bit of shite.

Gosling's directorial debut sounds like an interesting one. MODERN DAY FAIRYTALE = draw imo.
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