#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The story is set in a world where implanted microchips can record all moments of an individual’s life. The chips are removed upon death so the images can be edited into something of a highlight reel for loved ones who want to remember the deceased. Caviezel portrays the leader of the organization that opposes this technology’s development.
Plot: Set in a world with memory implants, Alan Hakman is a ‘cutter’—someone with the power of final edit over people’s recorded histories—but his latest assignment puts him in great danger.
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Raises Many Very Interesting Issues
In six words: great idea-not so great execution. In a slightly vague future, Robin Williams plays a video editor named Alan, his job is assembling 1-2 hour video portraits of deceased clients whose parent’s were well off enough to have had them fitted (while still in the womb) with a “Zoe” implant. Named after the corporation that initially developed this device, the implant records (24-7) everything that happens to a person during their lifetime. It is important to the story that viewers understand that these are not memories but actual recordings. This distinction is critical to the plot as well as to one of the interesting questions posed by the film; to what extent have our actual memories been distorted by time.
The editors (called cutters) must distill down this lifetime of footage into a brief highlights video, discretely deleting scenes that would be offensive to the family of the decreased. This is not that different than the writers of obituary notices (see “Closer”). The video is shown at a special memorial service called a “rememory”. To add some unnecessary complexity to the story there is a violent protest group who object to the whole concept. The basis of their objection is never adequately explained but seems to be centered on the fact that the footage is by necessity all from the person’s own “point-of-view”, with the protesters chanting “remember for yourself”.
Of course a Cutter sees everything (mostly in fast motion) making him or her privy to a person’s every secret and sin. In the film they briefly raise the most interesting question posed by this whole idea, if you knew that someone (be it man or God) would replay your entire life, to what extent would it change your behavior? In the film most (but not all) people with the implant are aware that they have it.
Knowing all this stuff makes Alan a lonely man. His philosophy: “The dead mean nothing to me, I took this job out of respect for the living”, has caused him to avoid close interpersonal relationships, which might compromise the many confidences he is keeping. Within the closed community of cutters he is known as a “Sin Eater” because of his willingness to sanitize the lives of the scum of the earth, accepting clients that the other cutters reject. Williams looks even sadder and more depressed than in did in “What Dreams May Come”. It is a extremely restrained performance, not especially challenging but perfectly suited to the mood of this film.
Alan gets in trouble when he takes on a project for a rich widow (Stephanie Romanov). Her husband knew a lot of corporate secrets and had been playing around with their young daughter. This “messing around with something much bigger” has a Raymond Chandler feel to it, and this fits nicely with what might be called a futuristic film noir production design.
Overall the many interesting ethical and philosophical questions raised by “The Final Cut” are more interesting than the film itself. In fact, there is so little real suspense and character identification that the viewing process is mostly an exercise in pulling yourself back from your contemplation of earlier scenes so that you can follow what is happening on the screen.
The film goes wrong by introducing a parallel story about Alan’s childhood. While well handled, it fails in its purpose of explaining his adult motivations. By the end we care nothing about his character or his actions and are back to day dreaming about the many issues the film raises but does not adequately address.
Then again, what do I know? I’m only a child.
This movie definitely makes the final cut
I just happened to stumble upon this movie and I began watching because I saw Robin Williams. After watching it I once again had to praise my channel surfing and visual content identifying skills. This was an amazing movie yet again showing the incomparable talent of Robin Williams. Though Williams adds a lot to this movie, the movie was a gem in itself. “Final Cut” had me pondering many things, such as: what if I had a recording chip in my head, would I alter my behavior? Would I be more careful of what I looked at? And if I was a cutter, would I keep quiet about the things I saw? The concept of this story is brilliant and its execution is equally brilliant. Director and writer Omar Naim is well on his way if he continues to produce masterpieces like this.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 35 min (95 min)
Genre Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Omar Naim
Writer Omar Naim
Actors Robin Williams, Mira Sorvino, Jim Caviezel, Mimi Kuzyk
Country USA, Canada, Germany
Awards 1 win & 4 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Alpha Cine Service, Vancouver, Canada (lab services: Canada), ToyBox, Vancouver, Canada (lab services: Canada), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)