#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Trevor Reznik is a machinist in a factory. An extreme case of insomnia has led to him not sleeping in a year, and his body withering away to almost nothing. He has an obsessive compulsion to write himself reminder notes and keep track of his dwindling weight, both scribbled on yellow stickies in his apartment. The only person he lets into his life in an emotional sense is Stevie, a prostitute, although he has an infatuation with Maria, a single mother waitress working in an airport diner. His co-workers don’t associate with and mistrust him because of not knowing what is going on in his life that has led to his emaciated physical appearance. A workplace incident further alienates him with his coworkers, and in conjunction with some unfamiliar pieces of paper he finds in his apartment, Trevor believes that someone or some people – probably one or some of his coworkers – are out to get him, using a phantom employee named Ivan as their front. As Trevor goes on a search for evidence as to Ivan’s schemes and whereabouts, Trevor may come to a true understanding of what has caused his insomnia.
Plot: The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is suffering from insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ability to sleep. This is no ordinary insomnia…
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A Dark and Spooky Psychological Thriller
“The Machinist” demonstrates that “Session 9” wasn’t the only creepy thriller that Brad Anderson could do.
While M. Night Shyamalan and commercial fare like “The Grudge” get the attention and the big bucks, Anderson is quietly mastering disturbing, psychologically scary shockers. While the previous movie took advantage of our imaginations leaping around a spooky environment, “The Machinist” makes our discomfort palpably visual in Christian Bale’s painful to look at body, as his character is ravaged by insomnia and loss of appetite; by the end of the movie it’s shocking to see his normally handsome face.
But all the focus on his astounding weight loss takes away from the other elements in the almost black and white film that make it a scare fest. The movie establishes “The Twilight Zone” mood immediately with the soundtrack, which includes generous use of the theremin, as Hitchcock did in “Psycho.” The production design is excellent at supporting the mood.
The suspense builds and is sustained through to the satisfying conclusion as you genuinely get involved in Bale’s efforts to solve the increasingly mysterious happenings around him. Even though you are pretty sure he could be hallucinating, you are intrigued to figure out the trigger.
Despite looking like a caricature of a Holocaust victim, Bale creates a full character, from the jocular male camaraderie of the factory where he doesn’t quite seem to fit in to responding one beat off to the warmth of the two women in his life, a waitress and a prostitute with the an open heart of gold (played, as usual by Jennifer Jason Leigh, but effectively languid).
Listen, it could have worked.
So, I think it’s well established that this film is a failure of the “is it real?”” plot. People here are quick to cite the fact that this genre’s recent popularity may have jaded them and made them aware of what was going to happen.
But the problem is not the formula, the problem is the execution. Many reviewers have mentioned “Fight Club” and “Memento” or “Beautiful Mind” as examples of successes in this storyline. But the crucial difference between these films and The Machinist is that, in the more successful films, the events which are later to be explained as madness are at least remotely believable.
In “Fight Club”, we believe in the existence of Tyler Durden because he actually interacts with more people than just the main character. In “The Machinist”, Ivan never interacts with anyone other than Trevor.
Later, when the foreman told Trevor that there was no such person as Ivan, I didn’t feel any surprise. Instead I felt insulted. “Did they expect to catch me off guard with that? Of course he’s not real!”, I thought to myself. The film does nothing to lend any believability to Ivan’s existence.
In the end, the film gives away the supposed twist with such obviousness, the only way they could possibly have surprised the audience would have been to reveal, at the end, that Trevor was in fact correct, that his boss, co-workers, escort, girlfriend, and Ivan were all actually conspiring against him.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 41 min (101 min), 1 hr 34 min (94 min) (TV) (Turkey)
Genre Drama, Thriller
Director Brad Anderson
Writer Scott Kosar
Actors Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, John Sharian
Country Spain, France, UK, USA
Awards 7 wins & 15 nominations.
Production Company Fantastic Factory (Filmax), Filmax, Castelao Producciones S.A.
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35 BL4, Zeiss and Canon Lenses, Arriflex 435, Zeiss and Canon Lenses, Arriflex 535, Zeiss and Canon Lenses
Laboratory Filmtel (digital intermediate), Image Film S.A., Barcelona, Spain
Film Length 2,812 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)