Friday, December 7, 2012

The Machinist

2004 Psychological Thriller Film

Director: Brad Anderson

Writer: Scott Kosar

Cinematography: Xavi Giménez

Running time: 102 minutes

Country: Spain

Tagline: How do you wake up from a nightmare, if you're not asleep?

Christian Bale as Trevor Reznik
Jennifer Jason Leigh as Stevie
Aitana Sánchez-Gijón as Marie
John Sharian as Ivan
Michael Ironside as Miller
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. as Jackson
Reg E. Cathey as Jones

An industrial worker who hasn't slept in a year begins to doubt his own sanity.

  1. Barcelona Film Award-Best Actress-Aitana Sánchez-Gijón-Barcelona Film Awards
  2. Barcelona Film Award-Best Cinematography-Xavi Giménez-Barcelona Film Awards
  3. Barcelona Film Award-Best Film Editing-Luis de la Madrid-Barcelona Film Awards
  4. Narcisse Award-Best Fantastic Feature Film-Brad Anderson-Neuchâtel International Fantasy Film Festival
  5. Silver Méliès Award-Best European Fantastic Feature Film-Brad Anderson- Neuchâtel International Fantasy Film Festival
  6. Sitges-Best Actor-Christian Bale-Sitges/Catalonian International Film Festival
  7. Sitges-Best Cinematography-Xavi Giménez-Sitges/Catalonian International Film Festival

The Machinist's writer, Scott Kossar, loves "Nine Inch Nails" and his original script had a quote from their lyrics on the first page. He always wanted the soundtrack to be written by NIN, but the director didn't want the movie to go in that direction. Nine Inch Nails' only official member is Trent Reznor, thus the name of Christian Bale's Character, Trevor Reznik. 



5 star out of 5 stars

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