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Did this film frame itself for murder?
on May 6, 2013
The film is pretty much a disaster. You can read all about why in the other 1 star reviews. The thing that gave me pause is we watch a DVD copy of part of a documentary that the "hero" made and that got him out of Buffalo, NY to San Francisco. The part of the documentary we see are REALLY bad, however. And you are supposed to be tipped off that something is off about the hero because the terrible documentary (bad acting, bad dialogue, bad cinematography, bad lighting, you name it) does not deserve the job promotion and his new girlfriend. The documentary is intentionally bad, in other words. The film itself is almost as bad. And that does not seem to be intentional. It is a film I watched only for professional reasons. I just wondered if the director identified with the hero and wanted his viewers to murder him for making this film. By the way, the original film by Fritz Lang is really great.Beyond A Reasonable Doubt (1956)