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April 9, 2011

Beware of a Holy Whore








Director - Reiner Werner Fassbinder

Genre - Comedy/Drama


Totally uncommercial and filmed like a parody or put-down of people who make movies, this Fassbinder picture is quite unpalatable for those not into cinema. We don't claim to possess great knowledge in cinema mind you, but for us this is quite an interesting, behind the scenes look at a set of pretentious filmmakers self-imploding, as it were. Everyone here seems to be suffering for art, wearing their hearts on their sleeves and spouting inanity throughout. They're also always posing and posturing, as if they're acting for two sets of cameras. One for the story, and one which is filming the story within the story. We can't even begin to describe why we would like something like this. Suffice to say, this is something that begs to be felt, not analyzed over. It speaks to the dark humor in us, the fun of discovering what asses these pompous actors are. Fassbinder literally puts all of them in the worst light possible. Ha!

3 STARS!

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4 comments:

CavedogRob said...

I have not viewed this movie (yet) but judging from the other Fassbinder movies I have have seen I would have to say your review is is right on! Perhaps I will one day review this film in my very own blog!Please keep finding stuff like this to write about!

1minutefilmreview said...

Thank you Rob! We'll be viewing another film from Fassbinder very soon. :)

Ben said...

Fassbinder is a hard nut to crack. I have watched 5 or 6 of his movies and find there's something wrong with it. I think I'm not german enough

1minutefilmreview said...

We're not Germans either. Hah! But there must be something worthwhile in Fassbinder's films for you to have seen 6 of them. Unless some strange terrorists had taken you hostage and forced you to watch his films, we suspect you like Fassbinder a little more than you think. Don't focus on the areas that you find wrong in his movies. Let yourself enjoy the unrestricted output of talent which defined Fassbinder. He was fearless as a director and a storyteller.