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The Machinist


Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, John Sharian View All


Brad Anderson (Director), Scott Kosar (Writer) View All

Release: Feb. 9th, 2004
Runtime: 1 hour, 41 minutes
The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ability to sleep. This is no ordinary insomnia...
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Suspense in the film is built by its brilliant style. The camerawork and claustrophobic atmosphere in the factory show the viewer the darkness in Reznik’s life and help to replicate what is going through his mind..
The Machinist is a great movie and another shining example that Brad Anderson, though he only has two genre entries under his belt, is a beast in the ring. The man doesn't have just an eye for creating a slick, decadent and morbid world, he has a sixth sense for it. .
First of all, i saw the commentary from the director Brad Anderson( who is apparently a stoner retard, at least thats what he seemed like to me, the man has trouble putting together a coherent sentence and i got the impression that hes merely a good craftsman, not a true artist ), and the man says....
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