Michael Haneke makes a point of not explaining the meaning behind his films, so it’s interesting to be seated at a table with him and invited to ask him questions, but knowing you probably won.
Funny Games is not a film to trifle with, as it’s serious about its themes. Despite any of Haneke’s playfulness in getting at his points, attacking them in much the same way the killers of his film attack their victims with sly and unexpected terror, his film is intended as a thorough look at how we engaged with violent media— whether we are the creator or the audience, we are all cogs.Funny Games (Michael Haneke, 2007) is a boring film. Even though the film is a shot-for-shot remake of one of the most fascinating, terrifying, exhilarating, and—yes—funny films of the past fifteen years (Funny Games, Michael Haneke, 1997), this Funny Games (hereafter called Funny Games USA) appears never to have been exposed to fun or.Haneke’s intended message of the film was irony. “All the rules that usually make the viewer go home happy and contented are broken in my film,” (Haneke). This is why the film makes audiences so uncomfortable; it takes them out of their standard beliefs of what a film should have in it.
Funny Games’ villain Paul (Arno Frish) is breaking the fourth wall and looking at the camera. Michael Haneke’s “Funny Games” is a postmodern take on the realistic illusion of film. It is a self-referential exploration of the truth-value of artificial images and the “entertainment” of violence.
Haneke’s “rewind sequence” in Funny Games serves the opposite purpose. The audience, naturally on the side of the victimized, would cheer when Anne turns the gun on Peter. It would be the moment when the audience gains power and “wins” over the filmmaker.
I think you're absolutely spot on in your critique of Funny Games.When you call it an 'anti-movie' - yes, that is exactly what it is. I remember a discussion about this film on this sub not that long ago where I described Funny Games as the cinematic equivalent of an act of terrorism. As I recall, somebody was describing a friend who had stopped watching the film halfway through, angry that.
Michael Haneke Will Be Your Mirror.. —Overheard following the midnight premiere of Michael Haneke’s Funny Games at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. . he later wrote in an essay.
Funny Games US (111 mins, 18) Directed by Michael Haneke; starring Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt, Brady Corbet, Devon Gearhart. In a 1938 memo about his American version of the Swedish.
Funny Games U.S. as you might know is a remake of the 1997 horror film and is directed by the same person- Michael Haneke. The plot is that two young men take a mother, father and son hostage whilst on vacation in their cabin and force them to play sadistic 'games'.
I should start by saying this: unlike nearly every other American film critic, I like Michael Haneke’s movie Funny Games.But if you’ve seen either version of the film and you’re ready to get up in arms because you found it patronizing, as did Anthony Lane, or tendentious, as did Mark Kermode, don’t fret.
Funny Games: Michael Haneke interview. How did the remake of Funny Games come about?. But since I had decided to make a shot-for-shot remake I told myself that if that was the principle, then I should stick to it. Of course there are one or two shots I would do differently today.
Funny Games’ rewind rupture typified Haneke’s early desire to tell audiences they’re watching fiction. But the great actors he loves make these worlds real, despite him.
The Funny Games begin. As with most films directed by Michael Haneke, Funny Games was met with mixed critical and audience reactions. Many audience members walked out during the debut of Funny Games when it screened at the Cannes Film Festival. Some, including famed French filmmaker Jacques Rivette, thought the film was distasteful.
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By Mikhail Karadimov. Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke thinks Americans are violent. He mentions it in almost every interview regarding Funny Games—the subject of our topic today—how the original was meant for American audiences obsessed with boom! boom! and bloody finales, a movie that was supposed to confront us and our nasty lust for all that is gruesome, a movie that—sadly—never.
This said, anyone familiar with the name Michael Haneke knows that by no means is he simply trying to entertain us; Haneke's films are persistently polarizing, consistently challenging, and never forgiving -- and his English-language remake of his own 1997 film Funny Games is as bleak, nihilistic, and as difficult to endure as the original.
FUNNY GAMES U.S. Pretentious, shocking, pointless. Funny Games U.S. is the worst film of the year which is only made even more insulting by it's fine direction and chilling performances.