Crazy Horse (2012)
Crazy Horse (2012)
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The idea is to be erotic, seductive, but often, through Wiseman's unforgiving lens, the effect is more anatomical, aloof, amusing.
If there's one thing that's both surprising and predictable about "Crazy Horse" it's how thoroughly unsexy the film is.
Wiseman is a still-prolific luminary of what has been dubbed "direct cinema," a documentary style in which the director intrudes as little as possible and conducts no on-camera interviews.
If nothing else, you'll surely relish the extravagant rhetoric used by Ali Mahdavi, the club's artistic director, to describe what is basically a tasteful nudie revue.
Audience Reviews for Crazy Horse
Frederick Wiseman points his cinema verite camera at the CRAZY HORSE in Paris completing his French trilogy that includes films on La Comedie Francaise and the Paris Opera Ballet. As always, Wiseman does not interject himself into the proceedings but unlike his best works, CRAZY HORSE does not always have much of a point to make. Watching the film, you will question "is this art" or "pure exploitation" regarding the CRAZY HORSE. And that clearly is one of Wiseman's points--can there both? or works that straddle the line? Yes! But the film just never delves deep enough to see or understand the world underneath the beautiful naked bodies.
pretty bad movie, as a documentary it feels light and incomplete. most of the dancers are techically not at all talented (suppose thats why they have to be nude) steven soderberghs 'magic mike' is a far more entertaining look at erotic dancing.
What so engaging here is this documentary's ability to titillate as well as educate. By observing the events of an infamous Parisian cabaret, the film successfully captures the creating, performing, and selling of simulated sexual pleasure.
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