The MachinistDirector: Brad Anderson, Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sanchez-Gijon
Brad Anderson directs the psychological thriller The Machinist, a production of Spain's Filmax company. Christian Bale plays Trevor Reznik, a factory lathe operator who has developed a serious case of insomnia. Lack of sleep has already started to wear down on his brain and his body. When he's involved in an accident at work, his co-workers turn against him. He starts to find strange notes in his apartment and see people that apparently aren't there. Jennifer Jason Leigh stars as call girl Stevie. The Machinist premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004.
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Cast & Crew
|Christian Bale||Trevor Reznik|
|Jennifer Jason Leigh||Stevie|
|Reg E. Cathey||Jones|
|Anna Massey||Mrs. Shike|
|Alain Bainee||Art Director,Production Designer|
|Roque Banos||Score Composer|
|Luis de la Madrid||Editor|
|Carlos Fernandez||Executive Producer|
|Daniela Forn||Asst. Director|
|Hector Gil||Set Decoration/Design|
|Albert Manera||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Patricia Monne||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Antonia Nava||Executive Producer|
1. The Body
3. The New Guy
4. The Accident
5. No One Wants You Here
6. Make It a Double
7. Mind Games
8. Happy Mother's Day
9. You're Fired
10. Facing Miller
11. Looking for Information
12. Picture of You
13. Confronting Ivan
14. I Know Who You Are
15. I Just Wanna Sleep
Audio Options: English 5.1 Surround
Audio Options: English 2.0 Surround
Audio Options: Commentary by Director Brad Anderson
Subtitle Options: English
Subtitle Options: None
Commentary by Director Brad Anderson
The Machinist: Breaking the Rules
Trevor Visits Mysterious Grave
Alternate Intersection Crosscut With Burning Paper
Pensive Trevor (Alternate Transition to Airport)
Stevie's Mysterious "John"
Alternate Chase Ending Revealing Chimneys
Trevor Tries to Skip Town - Commentary: On
Trevor Tries to Skip Town - Commentary: Off
Trevor Confronts Mother at Cemetery - Commentary: On
Trevor Confronts Mother at Cemetery - Commentary: Off
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Trent Reznik hasn't slept in a year. His body and mind are literally wasting away. When he becomes distracted on the job a fellow co-worker is disemembered. This description may not seem like much, but this brilliant, and haunting indie mystery/horror film is truly something to behold. Brad Anderson's (Session 9) The Machinst is a prime example of a great, non-Hollywood film. I was impressed with his previous work, Session 9, but not wowed because of the jilted structuring of the film. The Machinst's structure will have your head in knots, but pulls all the little pieces together at the end. I can't say much more about it without spoiling it. Just see it! You won't regret it.
First thing first: yes, Christian Bale lost sixty pounds. Yes, he looks like a deteriorating skin over skeleton. This is crucial to the films mood and story. As Trevor Reznik's life begins to unfold, we unfold with him, and we are confused by what the hell is going on. Reznik, like the viewer, is on the outside looking in. It flows naturally, and things happen that makes us wonder, "WTF?" By the end of it, it proves that even the smallest things can have a long lasting effect, mentally and physically. I highly recommend this movie, just as long as you realize that the lead, Reznik, is just as confused as you are.
When you break it down the Machinist is all about Guilt, and How "A little guilt can go a long ways". It was a great movie, and to see someone who gets so dedicated to their work, as to lose somewhere around 60-70 Lbs, when he already has a great physique. Christian say's "I like to make movies that I would want to see". I believe that Christian is proving him self to be a very diverse actor, I don't think I have seen him in the same kind of movie twice.
Ordered, paid and didn't received, not even a refund...dissapointed.
I love movies with Jennifer Jason Leigh she is so talented in her roles. I thought Christan Bale did a great job, I can't wait to see him in Batman Begins.
Never quite seen a movie like this before but I liked it. It wasn't boring at all and kept my interest until the very end.
All i can say is wow, this is some movie and is one that'll be remembered. Short summary" guy w/ insomnia questions his sanity while leaving a memory behind that he tries to forget.