SHAME, the movie

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    Dec 26, 2011 3:38 PM GMT
    SHAME . The movie
    It helps that Michael Fassbender is incredibly SEXY and you see a lot of him.
    Highly recommend it.

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    Dec 26, 2011 9:41 PM GMT
    never heard of this but it looks incredible. the music, itself, is intense. can't wait to see it. good looking out. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 26, 2011 11:41 PM GMT
    "your hardrive is filthy...I mean it is dirrrrty"..lol
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    Dec 27, 2011 12:03 AM GMT
    yeah I posted earlier except no one on this forum seems to enjoy great films.

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    Looking forward to seeing it, Steve McQueen's Hunger was riveting and it had Michael Fassbender in it as well. There's word that he will walk away with the best actor Oscar.

    I have to fly down to Toronto or Las Vegas to see it. My local cinemas unfortunately are not playing it.

    Michael Fassbender was great in Eden Lake, X-Men First Class, and Inglorious Basterds. He's definitely someone to look out for, he stars in Prometheus [which is gonna be HUGE].
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    Dec 27, 2011 1:20 AM GMT
    Yeah Im pretty sure Michael Fassbender is going to get an Oscar Nomination for his role. He was brilliant.
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    Dec 27, 2011 1:39 AM GMT
    He's a smoker



    Makes him considerably less attractive.
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    Dec 27, 2011 2:10 AM GMT
    Amazing acting and cinematography but left wanting a bit of his backstory that lead him there. Although I can see why it doesn't matter sometimes. But watching him in the movie naked or clothed was amazing
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    Dec 27, 2011 2:32 AM GMT
    Loved this movie, from start to finish. Personally didn't need anymore back story, thought it made it more universal to know less. It was clear they both suffered when they were younger. Just an overwhelming, heartbreaking movie. The way he lit up on his one proper date was so sweet.
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    Jan 01, 2012 8:29 AM GMT
    innerathlete saidLoved this movie, from start to finish. Personally didn't need anymore back story, thought it made it more universal to know less. It was clear they both suffered when they were younger. Just an overwhelming, heartbreaking movie. The way he lit up on his one proper date was so sweet.


    I LOVED THIS FILM. Steve McQueen was so subtle in the mysteries of this film. Initially there was a lot of foreshadowing that was slowly revealed towards the end of the film. Watching the film was like meticulously putting together a puzzle and I appreciated that aspect of the film. The fact that not everything is spelled out for the audience,
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    Jan 01, 2012 3:11 PM GMT
    Steve McQueen is great at telling a story through a series of riveting images
    If you liked this movie I would suggest that you see his previous piece
    Which also stars Fassbender in the lead role called Hunger
    It's a fantastic work
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    Jan 07, 2012 7:20 PM GMT
    There's a lot of slow pacing shots but I think Steve McQueen did a fantastic job. Unfortunate it has a NC-17 rating. A lot of theatres are not showing independent films. Cant wait for the blu-ray

    Here is an extended clip from the subway scene

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    Jan 08, 2012 10:06 AM GMT
    MadeinMich said
    innerathlete saidLoved this movie, from start to finish. Personally didn't need anymore back story, thought it made it more universal to know less. It was clear they both suffered when they were younger. Just an overwhelming, heartbreaking movie. The way he lit up on his one proper date was so sweet.


    I LOVED THIS FILM. Steve McQueen was so subtle in the mysteries of this film. Initially there was a lot of foreshadowing that was slowly revealed towards the end of the film. Watching the film was like meticulously putting together a puzzle and I appreciated that aspect of the film. The fact that not everything is spelled out for the audience,


    yup.

    at first I thought it was unfortunate that the backstory of Brandon and his sister was not exposed to the audience. However its cool that the director chose to leave hints here and there as to why they are so messed up. It's because they were products of neglect, and or sexual abuse/exploitation as children.

    This scene hints to Borderline Personality Disorder / Multiple unsuccessful suicidal attempts from the sister. Not really Glen Close Fatal Attraction, but unfortunate. Wrist cutting as a teenager hints to early childhood abuse. I feel for both of the characters.



    She goes on to state "We are not bad people [brother], we just come from a bad place."

    I like how they didnt hit the audience over the head with the background story, what it does do is show a raw portrayal of how addiction, in this case lack of intimacy / sexual lust, overwhelms and disrupts a seemingly normal successful, good looking man with a seemingly bright future.

    EDIT fuck i cant talk, im way too sleep deprived to make sense right now.
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    Jan 20, 2012 4:44 PM GMT
    Just saw this last night and thought it was very good. There were some very slow spots but the storyline is one of great sadness to watch someone spiral downward because of an addiction.

    There was certainly a lot left to the viewers discretion for piecing together, like the relationship of the siblings and what their childhood was like, as well as the ending and what was next for Brandon.

    One thing that was not left to the imagination was that George Clooney was right, Fassbender could golf with that thing! Dang.

    Good movie, albeit dark, a realistic view of sexual addiction and what any addiction can do to a person.
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    Jan 20, 2012 5:01 PM GMT
    Saw this on Wed - I thought it was very good, but bf HATED it! Like, couldn't stop going on about how much he thought it sucked. We had totally different views about it all.

    But I love that! I like something that gets you talking.

    He also thought that perhaps there was some sort of slight element of incestuousness in the 'back story' which might be why they were so fucked up and had a messed up relationship, I didn't think it at the time but when he said it I could see it.

    I like that it has lingered on my mind.

    Oh and yeah Michael Fassbender is hung, I thought he was from the bulge in his trousers as Magneto in X-Men First Class but you see his big dong swinging free in this and it is big. His bush could have done with a trim though, would have made it look bigger!
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    Jan 20, 2012 5:20 PM GMT
    I loved loved loved this movie. I thought it had some really compelling insights about sex and sexual compulsion. While we didn't get a backstory behind the two main characters, it was clear that anything related to sex was detrimental to their lives. (I do believe they mentioned that they were Irish Catholics, and as the partner of an Irish Catholic, I know of Catholic guilt all too well).

    So desiring physical contact, he was forced into a life of anonymous and soulless sexual encounters. The one time he made an intimate connection to a sexual partner, he couldn't get it up! He couldn't find a way to mesh his sexuality with personal connections... I know sooooo many men like that! This resonates so well with gay men, because as gays we're brought up to believe that our sexuality is dirty.

    I thought it was fascinating that after being turned away from one of his options for finding sex, as a last resort he turned to a gay bar (sex club?) and allowed a man to blow him. It was like the ultimate depravity! The movie sorta presented it as his addiction's rock bottom (I believe his sister was slashing her wrists at the exact same moment)... I'm actually kinda surprised some haven't accused the movie of being homophobic.

    I could go on and on about this movie! And yes, Fassbender's a very "gifted" actor, ahem.
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    Feb 05, 2012 2:57 AM GMT
    endo saidI thought it was fascinating that after being turned away from one of his options for finding sex, as a last resort he turned to a gay bar (sex club?) and allowed a man to blow him. It was like the ultimate depravity! The movie sorta presented it as his addiction's rock bottom (I believe his sister was slashing her wrists at the exact same moment)... I'm actually kinda surprised some haven't accused the movie of being homophobic.


    That's an unfair assessment. I dont think they meant to put that in the film to insult gays. If you recall, he already hit his "low" and things began to unravel. Him entering a gay club was to depict his complusivity, whereas normal heterosexual males have boundaries and control, sex addicts tend not to irrespective of sexual preference. I don't even think it's about getting off so much as it is to suppress his pain much like how people cut themselves as a way to relieve the pain. If we are gonna split hairs, i thought his low was molesting a bar chick in front of her boyfriend. He got the shit kicked out of him, ignores his sister's frantic calls and engages in a three-way orgy with a bunch of hookers while his sister is attempting to commit suicide.

    Theres subtle little hints that I dont think many people would pick up on in regards to addiction issues. I think the movie did a fair representation of the life of a sex addict, but it kinda leaves the viewer emotionally bankrupt at the end...

    I dont think it's contemptuous to the gay lifestyle at all...

    I dont think Steve McQueen is a porngrapher either, there were no penetration shots.
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    Feb 27, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
    April 17 is the domestic release of SHAME on bluray and DVD.

    totally over-looked by the Academy Awards. Perhaps the movie was made before its time to be truly appreciated.

    Notice that America has much more conversative views on sex and human sexuality verses Europe...

    apparently this cover was banned, but used over seas to promote the movie... a bit too much if you ask me. Some think it cheapens the film and fools you into thinking its just about sex, when it clearly is not. Bad form.

    both actors did a fantastic job in the film, pity their performances were over-looked this year..

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    dont like the US cover, or the hungarian one.

    this is more appropriate.

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    great movie.
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    Feb 27, 2012 3:21 AM GMT
    Good movie, if extremely bleak.
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    Apr 17, 2012 7:50 AM GMT
    The backstory doesnt involve incest...

    think it has more to do with child abuse. whether that's neglect or sexual abuse... both characters are very keen on self-loathing and punishing themselves, hating themselves etc.

    SHAME is out on bluray and dvd today.

    Very excellent film that was snubbed by the Academy Awards.

    Prometheus opens June, and I'm looking forward to seeing Michael Fassbender in that and X-Men First Class 2 has begin principle photography and will begin shooting relatively soon.

    Carey Mulligan will be starring in the Great Gatsby.

    Here are some interviews with the stars on the film SHAME.