I JUST finished watching this movie, the Criterion Version, the one that the director intended.
Here is what it's about, the cliff notes version:
1984 mixed with a little Noir-ish LA Confidential mixed with a little bit of office space mixed in with a little of a french movie called Delicatessen.
That's as close as I can get in a cliff notes version.
One thing though is that it's old, it's from 1985 and some of the stuff is kind of eerie to see and watch in a post-9/11 time.
"Doesn't it bother you, the things you do in Information Retrieval?
I suppose you would rather have terrorists?"
It's really creepy. It's also creepy how terrorist attacks are normal and most people just shrug them off and go on their way. What's even weirder is that this is a comedy.
I certainly felt the spirit of 1984 (more the book, the movie I thought was just OK) in this movie, right into the end and everything.
Very bizarre though, and I'm not quite sure I entirely "got it," though that may be part of the deal here.
Nonetheless, I'm glad Tollo recommended it. Very original.
Posted by portocac
at 10:44 PM CST