Who's Camus Anyway? (2005)
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Critic Reviews for Who's Camus Anyway?
Energy and comedy are in large supply in writer-director Mitsuo Yanagimachi's Who's Camus Anyway?, yet another riff on the levels of reality that occur when a cast and crew make a movie.
While it's chock full of film references, colorful characters, and social eccentricities, its true sophistication emerges gradually, posing complex questions about the roles of fantasy, identity, and volition in modern life.
Yanagimachi's inventive film about a collegiate film school project contains tangled webs of melodramatic fun along with moments of self-reflection
The Japanese propensity for faithful imitation is the focus of Yanagimachi's film, and, most of all, the imitation of life through the cinema.
Imagine stapling a Hitchcock coda to "Deuce Bigalow, Male Gigolo," and you're halfway there.
section of life, with dramatics, emotions and all the trimmings laid bare
Audience Reviews for Who's Camus Anyway?
great fun for cinephiles
(****): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] I was really surprised by how much I liked this film. I found it to be near-perfect. A very intriguing story, solid direction, and a strong cast. One of my new favorites.
I was really dreading watching this because I hate making-a-film films, and especially the idea of a making-a-student-film film. Basically its a remake of Day for Night, but it's Truffaut's The Story of Adele H. (a much greater film than Day for Night) that the movie constantly makes reference to. Why remake Truffaut's lightest film while drawing all inspiration from his darkest film? It's a highly unsettling juxtaposition and just one of the many examples of this film's extraordinary intelligence. And the ending is the scariest sequence I've seen in a long time. One of the great films of the decade.
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