Funny Games director Michael Haneke.

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The original Farbers in Michael Haneke’s 1997 version of Funny Games.

/ Mind games in films of Michael Haneke / my college essay

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I had to search what the movie was before realizing I have seen this years ago and forgot the title but it was such a good movie I am so glad I picked this subject to comment on! Funny games is an interesting twist on a horror film and has a great way to perpetuate itself of never being solved and just continuing in a cyclical manner. I love the objection you point out about the moral high ground and the connection of history within that argument, I concur on your thought process in how the protagonist was merely being polite letting the individuals into their home when they were taken advantage of.
While my consideration of knowledge from my class is very different, I can find some correlations between the historical aspect of being taken advantage of through a pseudo higher ground technique. I am talking about the slave routes to the Caribbean where slave traders first stopped to expend the human cargo they had before going to either The States or South Americas. Within my class Shaking the Spirit we examined how cultures changed and molded because of the conditions slaves were in and how Yoruban religion was changed to meet new modalities of slave life. Much of the shrines they have for Orishas (Gods) are wrapped in chains to signify the origins of how different cultures brought together from slave trading, created the Santeria culture. Funny Games was very much the same movie as the Austrian movie, except simple references to American lifestyles.

Michael Haneke Movie Reviews & Film Summaries | Roger Ebert

This essay by award winning film essayist Kyle Turner is his path through change of heart on both films. He initially did not care for the 2007 remake, but after exposing himself to more of Haneke’s work along with the 1997 original, he was able to see them in a new light. He offers helpful insights to the meaning behind the actions of the intruders, as well as the gender role swapping of the protagonists. This essay helped validate some of my initial feelings on the meanings of both films.

Rich, Katey. “Interview: Funny Games Director Michael Haneke.” – CINEMABLEND. Cinemablend, 2008. Web. 21 Apr. 2016.
Turner, Kyle. “Let the Games Begin: A Reevaluation of Michael Haneke’s Funny Games.” Teen Ink. Teen Ink. Web. 21 Apr. 2016. .

Kinoeye Austrian film: Michael Hanekes Funny Games

By Johannes Schönherr. New York City, June 27th 1993: Notorious punk rocker GG Allin had finally served out a lengthy prison sentence in Michigan and was set to play his first…

Funny Games U.S. Dir. Michael Haneke. Perf. Naomi Watts and Michael Pitt. Warner Brothers, 2007. Digital Download.

Coursework 2: What makes a film maker an Auteur

Warhol argues, such realist representations of subjectivity are actually part of the film’s ordinary narration (and thereby do not qualify to be examples of disnarration): "the film tells that the character is having this fantasy or this dream, and the film signals (by the character’s suddenly jolting awake, for instance) that the sequence is not to be taken as an authoritative set of actions within the diegesis (Warhol 2005, 229)."
A provocatively bold local example that does restore the denarrated action’s authority within the diegesis appears in Michael Haneke’s sinister hostage drama 'Funny Games' (1997 / 2007).

A report from the Cannes Film Festival on the latest from Michael Haneke, Noah Baumbach and Kiyoshi Kurosawa.

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I still cannot understand how the great Michael Haneke could have made this dumb home-invasion film. See Haneke's greatest film, "The Piano Teacher", not this regurgitated American product. Are there 2 versions of this film? I saw the one with Michael Pitt. It was the pits.