Sunday, 28 June 2015

Schizopolis (1996)

Steven Soderbergh's Schizopolis is most absurd satirical  comedy film I've ever seen. I absolutely loved watching this film so rest of this piece is going to be an appreciation rather than an unbiased observation about this film. I love absurd cinema. This film is one of my most favorite films--it's in the league of Inland Empire and True Romance of Lynch and Scott (Tarantino). I love David Lynch's films. This film was made well before best David Lynch films came out so it's very original in its own place. Eraserhead of Lynch might be considered an even more absurd film though in a different genre.




This film has an impeccable sense of humor which is very likely to remain insuperable no matter how many more films I watch. The dialogues are work of genius and so is the editing. Dialogues are so witty that they not just bite you in the face but also leave you speechless. Many TV shows and films made after this one must have borrowed much from it.



Steven Soderbergh's performance is wonderful, but not as wonderful as his direction or his writing. He's undoubtedly one of the greatest auteurs of all times. Other performers are also good in this film. This film has poignant and symbolic sequences about so many things which matter in life but all with a wink. This film has craziest credits in that it has no beginning or end credits at all. It has no soundtrack and yet it lacks no music. In a way films like these are the reason why I like watching films.

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