Monday, 10 October 2011

A-Z #96: Hunger

You can pick up hundreds of DVDs for a round-pound each - it doesn't matter. It's never about quantity, it's about quality. A-Z is my way of going through my collection, from A-Z, and understanding why I own the films ... or you can tell me why I should sell 'em

#96 - Hunger

Why did I buy it?

I watched this at The Prince Charles Cinema years ago after the initial release, whereby Sight and Sound gave the film a huge accolade in naming it the one of the Top 10 Best Films of the year. I watched it, I was amazed and I bought it.

Why do I still own it?

Well, I haven't watched it since that first cinema trip - which begs the question as to whether I should keep it. Michael Fassbender is truly engaging - you cannot take your eyes off him. But, additionally, it is about people who protested by wiping their sh*t across walls and urinating out of their cells. It shows how desperate some can be to make their voices heard - and yet how ignorant others can be in the process. It is a brilliant film - but it is a tough watch... which begs the question as to whether it is worth owning.

At any rate, it is impressive enough for me to remain exceptionally intrigued for the up-and-coming Shame directed by McQueen and starring Fassbender ...  with an added bonus of Carey Mulligan. I cannot wait.
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  1. I can't get a hold of this movie at all. So frustrating considering how close it is until Shame comes to theatres.

  2. I'm sure you could hunt it down via AMAZON? Maybe even download via itunes or lovefilm?


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