The Machinist


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By Michael Butler & Michael Field, Michael Butler, and Michael Field. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

The Mike's are watching Christian Bale get thin. Like I mean...real thin. Gross thin.

That's right, Mike Field and Mike Butler are talking about the 2004 film, The Machinist, starring Christian Bale and directed by Brad Anderson; where Bale being super gross thin is probably the only thing you know about this film!

The Mikes talk about how marketing the film by showcasing only the ridiculous weight loss Bale went through for the role of Trevor Reznik actually might have hurt this film; disgusting potential viewers and not telling a potential audience what this film truly was; an Alfred Hitchcock style film with a solid mystery and solid cast. Mike Field and Mike Butler talk about how this film was shot in Spain, dressed up to look like LA, what Bale did to loose all of his weight, and how the Hitchcock influence actually happened in the editing room.

So grab your popcorn and soda, please notice the exits to the left and right of you, and settle down for Forgotten Cinema.

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