(Generous) 5 - I admire this film very much, from a conceptual point of view. The idolization and exploitation of serial killers by the media (and subsequent consumption of the resulting schlock by the public) is a fertile base to build a deconstructive film essay on. The problem lies in Stone's approach, a disastrous mishmash of annoying characterization and redundant symbolism worthy of Bret Easton Ellis.
I don't know how he did it. Normally Oliver Stone is so heavy handed. Here he took that weakness and made it a strength. He went to la la land. He was truly free for that moment. This also was when Downey wasn't as full of himself as he is now. Great casting and performances. "The whole world's comin' to an end, Mal!"
Oliver Stone made avant-garde mainstream films from The Doors to Nixon. The editing of the different filming styles and meta-conceived structural decisions are NEXT LEVEL. this was probably the apotheosis of his experimentation and cultural critique. The viewing experience is one of a kind. If the second half in the prison was 40 minutes instead of 65, this might have been one of the best movies ever.
Movimientos de cámara variados en planos fijos o en acercamiento e inclinaciones dentro de la acción del mismo, la paleta de colores es variada , pero con predominancia a semi-amarillos , tonos saturados,azules y muchas escenas en blanco y negro muestran una especie peculiar de collage que refleja algunas muestras de satíra dentro de la sociedad de los años 90's.
Recordé esta maravilla con una encantadora directora de arte, los personajes, escenarios, el set de los 90 sobrepuesto con un ideal antiamericano, sonaba tan fuerte hace algunos años, hoy precede cientos de historias relativamente similares, pero esta tiene otro encanto, una supremacía de ser una de las primeras, de las que impactan, que bueno que fue este recuerdo.
Very disturbing. Was too young too watch it then. The two hours felt like four. Felt lost and hurt and toyed with. Couldn't see it with distance, and get the sarcastic deconstruction, but also couldn't let myself be immerse in it. Was in a state of tension, alert, feeling that I was in the presence of a dangerous object of art. And absolutely sure that it was dealing with something deadly. Violence is absurd!