Camera

"Weak"

Camera Review


Richard Martini thrives on making movies out of nothing. His 1996 Cannes Man was shot on the run at the Cannes Film Festival, using whatever talent he could weasel into the production.

Amazingly, Martini seems to be able to do this with some regularity. His 2000 film Camera -- an official Dogme 95 movie -- ostensibly follows the life of a digital video camera from its first purchase (or theft, rather), to various bedrooms, skydives, weddings, suicides, breakups, and more. The camera is sold, resold, stolen repeatedly, and eventually ends up in Martini's hands.

Martini's been in charge the whole time, of course, You can tell because of the way he swindles every celebrity he encounters into appearing in his movie -- as far as I know he started shooting after finishing his last movie in '96 and didn't stop until he had enough footage to turn into a motion picture. He somehow captures Angie Everhart skydiving and gets a possibly drunk Jack Nicholson waxing philophical about toothpaste. Plenty of characters in the film berate the director to turn off the camera -- is it part of Martini's "script" (he is credited as the writer) or are they being serious? Thinking about these questions entertains you, but only for so long -- ultimately Camera reveals itself as a vanity project and a storyless one at that, the kind of video I used to shoot on Christmas day in order to kill time.



Facts and Figures

Run time: 6 mins

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2 / 5

IMDB: 7.2 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer:

Starring: Sean Li as Ming

Contactmusic


Links



Advertisement

New Movies

Murder on the Orient Express Movie Review

Murder on the Orient Express Movie Review

The latest adaptation of Agatha Christie's 83-year-old classic whodunit, this lavish, star-studded film is old-style...

Paddington 2 Movie Review

Paddington 2 Movie Review

The first Paddington movie in 2014 is already such a beloved classic that it's hard...

A Bad Moms Christmas Movie Review

A Bad Moms Christmas Movie Review

Everyone's back from last year's undemanding adult comedy, plus some starry new cast members, for...

Brawl in Cell Block 99 Movie Review

Brawl in Cell Block 99 Movie Review

Filmmaker S. Craig Zahler brought a blast of offbeat creativity to the Western genre two...

The Death of Stalin Movie Review

The Death of Stalin Movie Review

Fans of the film In the Loop and the TV series Veep will definitely not...

Call Me By Your Name Movie Review

Call Me By Your Name Movie Review

Set in northern Italy in the summer of 1983, this internationally flavoured drama is a...

Thor: Ragnarok Movie Review

Thor: Ragnarok Movie Review

The most riotously enjoyable Marvel movie yet, this action epic benefits hugely from the decision...

Advertisement
Breathe Movie Review

Breathe Movie Review

While this biopic has the standard sumptuous production values of a British period drama, it's...

The Snowman Movie Review

The Snowman Movie Review

With a cast and crew packed with A-list talent, this film seems like it should...

The Party Movie Review

The Party Movie Review

Comedies don't get much darker than this pitch-black British movie, written and directed by Sally...

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) Movie Review

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) Movie Review

Noah Baumbach (Frances Ha) is on his way to becoming the new Woody Allen, which...

6 Below Movie Review

6 Below Movie Review

Based on an astonishing true survival story, this film is subtitled "Miracle on the Mountain",...

Mother Movie Review

Mother Movie Review

Darren Aronofsky doesn't make fluffy movies, and has only had one genuine misfire (2014's Noah)....

Blade Runner 2049 Movie Review

Blade Runner 2049 Movie Review

It's been 35 years since Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi classic, which was set in 2019....

Advertisement
Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.