Who would have thought that a dysfunctional, deranged, down-and-out homeless person in pre-First World War Vienna become, 20 years later, Chancellor of Germany? This peculiar and intriguing film simply named “Max” argues that he succeeded because he had such a burning need to be recognized (sounds familiar ?)–and also, of course, because of luck= good for him, bad for us.
If Hitler had won fame as an artist, the century’s history might have been different.
“Max” imagines a fictional scenario in which the young Adolf Hitler (Noah Taylor) is befriended by a one-armed Jewish art dealer named Max Rothman (John Cusack) in Munich in the years following World War I.
A young Anatolian Greek, entrusted with his family’s fortune, loses it en route to Istanbul and dreams of going to the United States.
WHAT’S IN A NAME ?
The name of the Rose
Umberto Eco’s novel
Did you read the novel ?
Have you seen the film ?
The film was directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud , starring Sean Connery and Christian Slater…
Which one did you prefer ? The novel or the film ?
Who committed the murders ?
Where there any murders ?
Is this what the pundits were saying back then ?
“If The Name of the Rose seems an odd choice for such critical and popular acclaim, Eco’s elevation into literary superstardom seems just as surprising. A scholarly university professor, Eco’s main fields of interest included semiotics, aesthetics, and medieval philosophy. No one could have predicted the furor caused by his debut novel and the subsequent film; yet the well-drawn characters, the mysterious setting, and the detective-fiction plot continue to attract a diverse audience that gathers every Monday evening @ the Cinematiki to discuss films like this”
When an English writer finds he has a small inheritance on a Greek island, his joyless existence is disturbed when he meets Zorba, a middle aged Greek with a real lust for life. As he discovers the all the pleasures of Greece, the Englishman finds his view on life changing.
Rating: 97% – 39 votes
Movie Info. Bela Tarr follows up on his seven-hour epic Satantango, considered by some critics as one of the finest films of the 1990s, with this elegant, haunting …
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The opening scene in many ways perfectly symbolizes what film as a unique art has to offer.