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3.5
95 Ratings

The Green Fog

United States, 2017
Mystery

Synopsis

Maddin, working with his Forbidden Room collaborators, set himself the challenge to remake Vertigo without using footage from the Hitchcock classic, creating a “parallel-universe version,” in his words.

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The Green Fog Directed by Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson
Like Vertigo, also raising issues about obsession, looks and representation, this correspondence throughout the history of cinema serves as a proof that The Green Fog is cinema itself, a copy of a copy infused with personal style.
June 27, 2018
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The teeming image-clusters of The Green Fog, made even more eerie and lyrical by Jacob Garchik’s score, capture the delirium of cinephilia, reminding us of how much a masterpiece owes to anonymous, banal visions pulsing through popular culture.
April 13, 2018
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Somehow, not withstanding its fragmented diversity of images, and despite the fact that it features very little dialogue . . . , it remains intelligible and remarkably coherent, even as the narrative lines expand, bend and contort to include sundry digressions. . . . The film, in essence, is a brilliant exercise in meta-narrative, which raises questions galore about reality and representation, time and space, genre and gender, individual and urban identity, cinematic suture and casting, etc.
February 21, 2018
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