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135 Ratings

The Green Fog

United States, 2017
Mystery, Avant-Garde


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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