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Isolation, mental illness, and the dangers of obsession. Two films lost to time - one that's probably in the back of everyone's DVD box coll...
Posted March 3, 2022
Hosted by Eric Thirteen & Michael Koester
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Isolation, mental illness, and the dangers of obsession. Two films lost to time – one that’s probably in the back of everyone’s DVD box collection somewhere, and another that is just now being released in the United States (40 years later!) Plus: Eric talks about getting into analogue filmmaking in 2022. One Hour Photo is so much different now that everyone is the main character from One Hour Photo. Arrebato (also called Rapture) and the Janus films and that subtle but not subtle gag. Considering the consequences of allowing oneself to become too focused on one thing to the exclusion of all else, and the dangers of allowing obsession to consume one’s life.
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One Hour Photo
Released: August 21, 2002
Runtime: 96 min | IMDB | Wikipedia
Director: Mark Romanek
Writer: Mark Romanek
Starring: Robin Williams, Connie Nielsen, Michael Vartan
Sy "the photo guy" Parrish has lovingly developed photos for the Yorkin family since their son was a baby. But as the Yorkins' lives become fuller, Sy's only seems lonelier, until he eventually believes he's part of their family. When "Uncle" Sy's picture-perfect fantasy collides with an ugly dose of reality, what happens next "has the spine-tingling elements of the best psychological thrillers!"
Released: June 9, 1980
Runtime: 105 min | IMDB | Wikipedia
Director: Iván Zulueta
Writer: Iván Zulueta
Starring: Eusebio Poncela, Cecilia Roth, Will More
José Sirgado is a low-budget filmmaker whose heroin addiction distorts his perspective of the real world. Although he is a depressed and unstable individual, his mood improves when he receives the mysterious films of Pedro, with whom he shares his passion for cinema.