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Into the perverse underworld of smut, S&M and snuff films
RELEASED IN 1999 and directed by Joel Schumacher, “8MM” chronicles events when a private investigator (Nicolas Cage) is hired by an aged wealthy woman whose husband recently passed away. A snuff film was found in his safe and she wants to see if the girl in the movie (Jenny Powell) really died or not. Amy Morton appears as the girl’s mother while Joaquin Phoenix plays a wannabe rock musician in Los Angeles who works in the porn trade. Catherine Keener is on hand as the P.I.’s wife.
The movie combines the basic plot of “Hardcore” (1979) with the style of late 90’s crime thrillers, like “Kiss the Girls” (1997). The first half involves the P.I.’s tracking down the makers of the snuff film. While it’s tedious work (which I wouldn’t want to do) this part of the movie is gritty and compelling. The second half of the movie goes into material that’s difficult to pull off with a straight face, like the smut-obsessed underbelly of Los Angeles & New York. The main villains come off cartoonish somehow rather than gritty realistic, but it’s a fine line.
Still, I like the message of the movie. My wife & I knew a wealthy man who passed away a few years ago. He often didn’t pay the people he did business with, not to mention his employees who were living paycheck to paycheck. Someone asked him how he could own two Cadillacs and regularly go on globetrotting vacations while treating people like this and he arrogantly responded: “Because I caaAAAN.” The low-lifes in “8MM” have a similar attitude.
THE MOVIE RUNS 2 hours 3 minutes and was shot in Miami, Pennsylvania (Wormleysburg/Harrisburg), New York (Hastings-on-Hudson, Elmsford, Yonkers, Queens & Long Island) and S. Cal. (Los Angeles & Long Beach). WRITER: Andrew Kevin Walker. ADDITIONAL CAST: Anthony Heald plays the rich woman’s lawyer while James Gandolfini, Peter Stormare and Chris Bauer appear as smut pervs.
8MM probably only got greenlit due to the success of Se7en. Like Se7en, 8MM explores the existence of people who are simply pure evil while the main character wants to know why they are like this. 8MM doesn’t provide many answers but it also isn’t thematically complex. It follows a standard whodunit plot. While Nicolas Cage gives a solid performance, there are times where he takes us out of the story with his signature freak outs. Joel Schumacher manages to create a gritty tone but he has a rather bland style.
Regardless of its flaws, 8MM is still a decent movie. It prefers plot over exploitation and story over violence. For those reasons, I recommend it.
Disturbing subject matter, yet a great film!
I’ll never forget first seeing this film in the theater. When I heard that this film was written by the same writer as “Seven”, I expected a truly sick and twisted film. Now don’t get me wrong, this most certainly is a sick and twisted film, but it wasn’t nearly as graphic as I expected. Maybe that is due to this film having a different director, but nonetheless the film wasn’t as graphic as I’d expected. With that said, and having watched this film a number of times, I still wouldn’t recommend this film to everyone. If you like thrillers and can handle the subject of pornography and “snuff” films, then you should definitely give this film a chance.
I’m a little surprised that this film has such a low rating on IMDB. I can see why someone wouldn’t like it, but I can’t see why it would have such a low rating. I would assume that most viewers couldn’t handle the subject and therefore gave the film a low rating.
All of the actors involved in this film did a very good job. Nicholas Cage was great as always (sometimes a little over-acting, but most of the time he was great). James Gandolfini, Joaquin Phoenix, Peter Storemare, Anthony Heald, Catherine Keener, and the rest of the supporting cast all pulled off solid performances.
Joel Schumacher really needs to stick with films like this. He really does a great job with thriller/drama type films (and needs to steer clear of certain super-hero films). Joel did a great job with this film and I look forward to his next work.
The only complaint I have about the film is the music. There were some times were the music was perfect or tolerable, but there were others where it was just horrible and detracted from the film. Some of the music in the film was too bizarre and didn’t fit with the film.
Like I said, I wouldn’t recommend this to everyone, but I thought this was an excellent film. I hope you enjoy the film. Thanks for reading,
Brilliant film, but disturbing in some places
Incredible film, picking up the box I never thought it would be about this (I don’t normally read the back of boxes as it spoils it for me). The disturbing bits were some of the pornographic scenes and the pornographic violence scenes that were shown during the movie. However it was a very enjoyable and gripping film that I throughly enjoyed. I recommend this to you as a midnight-thriller (as such), but I do warn that it is a long film so best so stock up on snacks before watching. I give 9/10 for the brilliant performance of Cage and the excellent screen play & script quality. This film also has excellent music that keeps the suspense and the moment going.
As a final note, the film does contain some blood, gore and horror and some very disturbing films. This film is not suitable for young.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 3 min (123 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director Joel Schumacher
Writer Andrew Kevin Walker
Actors Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini, Peter Stormare
Country Germany, USA
Awards 2 wins & 2 nominations.
Production Company Hofflund/Polone, Columbia Pictures Corporation
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses, Beaulieu Cine 8 (8 mm footage)
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA, Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 3,376 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 8 mm, 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Super 35, Super 8 (8 mm footage)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)