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The Player

USA, 1992
Komödie, Thriller

Darum geht's

A studio executive is being blackmailed by a writer whose script he rejected but which one? Loaded with Hollywood insider jokes.

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The Player Regie Robert Altman

Auszeichnungen & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1992 | 2 Gewinne unter anderem: Best Actor

Academy Awards

1993 | 3 Nominiert unter anderem: Best Director

While The Player looks great, especially in this 4K restoration, few shots stand out for pure pictorial beauty. Instead, Altman does what he does best by having a roaming camera restlessly pan, track, and slowly zoom, navigating the locations and capturing and conveying the vibrancy of the setting. There is a continuity of foreground and background, where even extraneous exchanges generate spatial consistency as Altman increases points of aural relevance regardless of the apparent visual focus.
August 23, 2016
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Robbins’ charisma is complemented by the sensual confidence of Altman’s direction, which merges sinuous dolly shots with surreal horror expressionism, tightening a formalist vice that nevertheless accommodates the sort of loose behavioral sketches for which the director’s known. The film’s satire seems mild now… but Altman’s erotic, ironically humane anti-human craftsmanship has resisted the ravages of time, remaining vital in a new age that lives and breathes cynicism.
May 22, 2016
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Altman uses his usual chaotic, overlapping dialogue and abrupt, attention-shifting zooms in a context full of familiar faces, having convinced dozens of celebrities to pop in as themselves; the result has a fun-house-mirror quality that he makes explicit in a wildly stylized sex scene midway through the film.
May 21, 2016
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  • josé neves's rating of the film The Player

    TV, re-rating. My previous irritation with its first-degree referencial structure has led me to devalue its intelligent construction into layers of progressively related and simultaneously autonomous readings, resulting in one of the most exciting and amoral revisions of the thriller of recent years, standing in dignity with some Billy Wider's films. The initial sequence-shot is an extraordinary example of this: ...

  • Jason's rating of the film The Player

    All these years later, I still find it a little difficult to fathom how Altman, having fallen so steadfastly from grace in the eyes of the industry by this point in his career, was able to populate this ribald corral. Satire about bankrupt values and the profit motive, and a comment on the concessions one has to make in Hollywood (its own "concessions" thus being its most stinging ironies). Kinda shockingly upbeat.

  • Bizzskip Nurse's rating of the film The Player

    Mengapresiasi satir tentang peliknya industri film dan Hollywood ending (dan bertebaran cameo dimana-mana) tapi menyinggung sesuatu yang dangkal dengan menyampaikan hasil yang sama dangkalnya apa bedanya (i need more than just "menampilkan"). Plus, characters are not that interesting for me personally.

  • Ethan's rating of the film The Player

    Who better to make a movie about Hollywood then the man who thoroughly detested Hollywood? Robert Altman delivered a magnificent satirical and honest look at the Hollywood studio system. Tim Robbins is brilliant as the sleazy studio exec and the supporting players and countless cameos make this one of Altman's greatest achievements.

  • Daniel S.'s rating of the film The Player

    Is cinema imitating life or is it rather the contrary ? That's one of the themes handled here by Robert Altman. I saw it when it was theatrically released and the film aged very well. Happy endings are still Hollywood's trademark and studios are still run by uncultivated managers. In 50 years, films will only be seen in museums and movies in amusement parks. I don't care, I won't be here to be part of this future.

  • HenriqueA's rating of the film The Player

    A genius at work on his hate/love relationship with Hollywood. A layered, hilarious amoral tale with a hundred fun little cameos. Tim Robbins is perfect and Whoopi Goldberg steals every scene she's in.

  • Guillermo Padilla's rating of the film The Player

    El planosecuencia inicial nos atrapa, una pelicula que habla del cochambre de hollywood. El cine en el cine. Tiene muy gratos momentos y la peculiaridad de ser un film con demasiados rostros conocidos. No es lo mejor de Altman pero sin duda se disfruta.

  • sahandmohajer's rating of the film The Player

    perfect example of self-reflexivity done right in a movie! Altman shows us how suffocatingly small yet inescapable the real world of Hollywood is. Movie business haunts almost every space of the film, marking it with power, deceit, and murder. these spaces flow into a few disparate spaces where we glimpse the possibility of real art, hope and honesty, further intensifying the gap between these two worlds.

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