I'm Weird (chaptal) wrote,
I'm Weird
chaptal

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Hunger is one of the most intense, brutal and profound films I've seen in quite awhile. It is grim and unflinching. Quite violent. Visually stunning. I'm projecting Bresson and Truffaut influences onto director Steve McQueen. There's a 17 minute long single take shot of dialogue between and priest and a prisoner that is brilliant. You're watching a man starve himself to death onscreen, as the director said, a very violent act. The camera focuses on the thing but not the action the thing is doing. Michael Fassbender dropped a lot of weight during the production to play Bobby Sands. See this if you can.
Tags: film 2009, the wex
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