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  •  I'll admit that the movie is rather..... (4+ / 0-)
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    Dumbo, Youffraita, Rimjob, cfk

    .....disquieting, and not obviously "likeable" in the touchy-feely conventional Hollywood sense.  According to the comments in that blog post, Haneke also discusses the subject that she put in her header in separate interviews, but I've not seen any of those articles or TV footage.

    I vaguely rememeber those protests about Basic Instinct.  I'll admit that I've never seen the movie, but no worries; I have no plans to :) .

    "It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

    by chingchongchinaman on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 10:06:09 PM PDT

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    •  I read the NYT review (3+ / 0-)

      of Amour & while it didn't give away any GASP endings, it certainly did imply that someone was gonna die before the end of the film.  I mean, that's what the film is about.

      I admit I didn't search for the Guardian piece.  I don't intend to watch Amour (and don't expect it will come here anyway -- we barely had Beasts of the Southern Wild, and I DO want to see that one).

      Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

      by Youffraita on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 10:38:06 PM PDT

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      •  well, it's certainly more to it than that (3+ / 0-)
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        BTW, have you seen any Michael Haneke films?  He's definitely an acquired taste, from what I can tell.

        "It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

        by chingchongchinaman on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 11:22:06 PM PDT

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        •  No...he did Amour, right? (3+ / 0-)

          No, I don't often go to movie theaters, and in any case where I live there just isn't much access to foreign and art-house films.  Or even Beasts of the Southern Wild.

          Blockbusters, we get.  Also,  I did go to a matinee of Woody Allen's latest w/a friend of mine: To Rome, With Love.  It was terrific.

          It's also the last time I was in a theater.

          Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

          by Youffraita on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 11:52:03 PM PDT

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          •  yup, "Amour" is directed by Haneke (0+ / 0-)

            His other films include Funny Games and The White Ribbon.  My general understanding of MH is that he's a Germanic Hitchcock/De Palma, but taken to psychological extremes.

            "It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

            by chingchongchinaman on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 11:05:46 AM PDT

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