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The Machinist (2004)

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Commentary 1: Director Brad Anderson Rating:8.0/10 (3 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by The Cubist on January 15th, 2008:Find all reviews by The Cubist
Anderson claims that Christian Bale’s weight loss is party of the mystery of the movie. He also talks at length about the challenges of shooting an independent film in Barcelona, Spain. Anderson comes across as well-spoken and intelligent in this solid commentary.
Reviewed by iwantmytvm on May 27th, 2022:Find all reviews by iwantmytvm
Anderson does well in filling the track, even if he describes plot points a bit too much. He hits on the Bale weight loss where relevant, but has much more to say about a tiny budget, shooting in Spain and the challenges of securing vehicles and locations to project a city in the U.S. He talks about using the lighting, colors and music - including the haunting theremin - to set the noir mood. He points out some Hitchcockian references. Caveat Emptor: Anderson reveals spoilers for Fight Club and The Sixth Sense.