Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Scorsese to Remake Caché

Roger Ebert's Journal reported today that Martin Scorsese is going to remake Michael Haneke's Caché. The original film premiered at Cannes film festival in 2005. It stars Daniel Auteuil and Juliette Binoche and is about how a family deals with recieving numerous videos of their home being taped for hours on end from across the street. The mysteries ensue. If you haven't seen it STOP, drop what your doing and go rent it, put it on your netflix queue, or whatever it is you do to access films these days, the point is just watch it. I had heard about this film when it came out but never really got the chance to watch it until a my Postmodern Film class in 2007. What was great about watching it in that class first was the forum structure the class took to discussing it. Which was great to understanding just how "Cache" resists any simple solution, like Ebert states. Everyone in the class had their own take on the story, what the solution was, and how it all happened and transpired. Yet as Haneke says, "No matter what you come up with, there's a flaw. And yet nothing in this film is impossible. These are the people, it happened to them. These are the events, they took place. No explanation is satisfactory." This film is shot so simply and is just gorgoues. The performances are stellar; Julliette is amazing as usual. However as Ebert says "Scorsese has his work cut out for him in making this film." If you haven't seen it, watch it and you'll understand why he has his work cut out for him, but I think if anyone can rise to the occasion it surely is Marty.

I'm excited to see how it turns out.

Happy moviegoing!

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