Gummo

Gummo

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Critic Review - Chicago Reader

Perhaps Gummo was dismissed by many people because it obsessively investigates the gray area between being an object and being an actor in which filmed people necessarily exist.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Comments (3)
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Graham Swindoll

Graham Swindoll

The above quote is not from Rosenbaum, but rather from Lisa Alspector, who wrote the Chicago Reader review of this film.

Nov 2 - 08:32 AM

Graham Swindoll

Graham Swindoll

The above quote is not from Rosenbaum, but rather from Lisa Alspector, who wrote the Chicago Reader review of this film.

Full review: http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/too-big-to-ignore/Content?oid=896013

Nov 2 - 08:40 AM

Adam Lans

Adam Lans

I completely agree- I thought the way the characters interacted with the objects revealed how they dealt with disaster. A lot of anger comes out, but never towards one another, only the objects. Rather, we see vulnerability towards one another. The cats paralleled the people, and are dealt with like objects throughout the movie if stray. Killing the house cat at the end touches that line between human and object, as the guy cries after shooting it. He sees its life, switching right from anger to vulnerability.

Feb 4 - 11:26 PM

Adam Lans

Adam Lans

I think the director does a fine job of locating that line

Feb 4 - 11:26 PM

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