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Monday, May 21, 2007

So much for the auteur theory

Q. What does the trailer for the visually striking Hungarian Holocaust drama Fateless, as seen here

have to do with the trailer for the über-chick flick Evening, as seen here?

A. They were both directed by Lajos Koltai. No, really. No, really, I'm not joking. I'd really appreciate if you'd stop insisting that this is a tall tale told by me, a liar.

The cherry on top? Koltai is a longtime cinematographer who's worked for Tornatore, Szabó, Albert Brooks and even Jodie Foster. I suppose his tenure working on pictorially homely Hollywood fare like the Born Yesterday remake and Out to Sea have prepared him for a middlebrow maelstrom. Still: What. The. Fuck.



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