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The Game [1997 film] by David Fincher
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The Game [1997 film]

by David Fincher (Director), John D. Brancato (Screenwriter), Ceán Chaffin (Producer), Michael Ferris (Screenwriter), Steve Golin (Producer)1 more, Harris Savides (Cinematographer)

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A rich asshole joins a mysterious game.

It seems fun from the standpoint of putting together the puzzle pieces of the plot. But the suspense is of the variety that focuses on making the audience uncomfortable; if the protagonist were at all sympathetic, I'd probably hate the movie. And the ending fails miserably in the reasonable-human-behavior department. [spoilers:] They spend the entire movie breaking this man, then in about three seconds he snaps back as if nothing was ever wrong (but he learned a valuable lesson about being a different sort of asshole than he used to be, so good for him). What do you get for the man who has everything? PTSD.

Concept: B
Story: A
Characters: D
Dialog: B
Pacing: B
Cinematography: C
Special effects/design: B
Acting: B
Music: B

Enjoyment: C

GPA: 2.7/4 ( )
  comfypants | Oct 27, 2015 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Fincher, DavidDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brancato, John D.Screenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Chaffin, CeánProducermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Ferris, MichaelScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Golin, SteveProducermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Savides, HarrisCinematographermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Baker, Carrollsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Donat, Petersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Douglas, Michaelsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Penn, Seansecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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"In this thriller, Nicholas Van Orton, a shrewd and successful businessman who is always in control, has been enrolled by his brother in "The Game"--"a profound life experience" with no rules, which begins quietly but soon erupts in a confusing maze of devastating events. Terrorized by forces who seem intent on dismantling all that he has built, Van Orton has to win this deadly game or lose control of everything in his life."… (more)

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