Brick 2005 Inhaltsverzeichnis
Einzelgänger Brendan Frye hat mit `The Brain' nur einen Freund an seiner Highschool. Und den braucht er auch, denn plötzlich nehmen mysteriöse Dinge ihren Lauf. Brendans Ex-Freundin Emily, die ihn gerade noch unbedingt sehen wollte, verschwindet. Brick ist ein US-amerikanischer Teen-Noir-Film aus dem Jahr und der erste Spielfilm des Regisseurs Rian Johnson. Der Film erhielt den Spezialpreis der. Brick ein Film von Rian Johnson mit Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nora Zehetner. Inhaltsangabe: Einzelgänger Brendan Frye (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) hat mit The Brain. Brick (). Einloggen um zu bewerten. Brendan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) findet die Leiche einer jungen Frau in einem versteckten Bächlein. Es ist die seiner Ex. In Brick begibt sich Joseph Gordon-Levitt an seiner kalifornischen Highschool auf die Suche nach seiner verschollenen Ex-Freundin und stößt bei seinen Rec.
In Brick (Brick; , Regie: Rian Johnson) ist ein klassisches Film noir-Thema mit den Kids einer High School besetzt, was eine merkwürdige Verfremdung. Brick (). Einloggen um zu bewerten. Brendan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) findet die Leiche einer jungen Frau in einem versteckten Bächlein. Es ist die seiner Ex. In Brick begibt sich Joseph Gordon-Levitt an seiner kalifornischen Highschool auf die Suche nach seiner verschollenen Ex-Freundin und stößt bei seinen Rec.
Enlisting the help of a colleague, Brendan plays his enemies off each other to gain access to the mob boss and dope runner The Pin "I hear he's supposed to be old, like 26" , whom Emily has wronged.
The truth must be found at all costs, either to assuage some personal guilt, to rescue love, to do what's right, to get the bad guys, or maybe all the above.
The search for answers leads to betrayal and secrets uncovered and I was there for the entire ride. Brick is not the 21st century's answer to Alan Parker's Bugsy Malone.
This isn't a satire on mob life with children playing men. This is a reawakening of the genre, a subversion of what you expect of it, but played straight as a razor.
None of these actors break character and lines like this, echoing a hardened criminal telling off an over-zealous officer, "No more of these informal chats!
If you have a disciplinary issue with me, write me up or suspend me and I'll see you at the Parent-Teacher conference," are delivered with straight faces and a piercing confidence.
The wit is there and you will laugh to the seeming absurdity, but the weight of the story holds strong.
Well-placed humor helps you realize the gravity of everything even more. Levitt shines in the role and proves to be the best up-and-coming actor of his generation.
Following pitch-perfect turns as a violent teen in the wonderful Manic and as a teenage hustler, vagrant in Gregg Araki's disturbing yet unforgettable Mysterious Skin, Levitt is making bold choices and continues a great run with Brick.
He is flanked with solid support from "Lost's" Emilie de Ravin as his lost love; Lukas Hass as The Pin, with loyalty straying muscle Noah Fleiss; Matt O'Leary's The Brain, Brendan's life-line to what's happening as he sinks deeper; and Nora Zehetner flawlessly playing the femme fatale which one can never be sure whether to trust.
If you love film noir of the 50's, 60's, and 70's check Brick out while you can. Doubtful that it will stay up more than 2 or 3 weeks, it will be coming to DVD on August 8th, however go out and see this gem.
It will not be everyone's cup of tea, but whether you love it or not, it holds a place on the timeline of cinema as an experiment in stripping down the essence of noir and showing it in a new and no longer angelic world of children on the cusp of adulthood.
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Mysterious Skin Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Brendan asks the Pin for a job, and the Pin says he will investigate him and either hire or kill him by the next day.
Laura reveals herself and drives Brendan back to school. She explains that Emily stole a "brick" of heroin after being rejected by the Pin's operation.
Laura offers to help Brendan, but he distrusts her. The next day, Brendan learns that the Pin has hired him. Dode calls Brendan and says he saw Brendan hide Emily's body.
Believing Brendan is the murderer, he threatens to ruin him. Brendan meets the Pin, who suspects that Tug is planning to betray him.
At the Pin's house, Tug tells Brendan that the Pin recently bought ten bricks of heroin. He quickly sold eight wholesale.
The ninth was stolen and later returned contaminated, and the final brick remains to be sold. The Pin arrives and says that someone wants to meet to discuss Emily, revealing that Tug was romantically involved with her.
Brendan intercepts Dode on the way to the meeting and discovers Emily was pregnant when she died; Dode believes it was his baby.
Brendan passes out from his accumulated injuries and arrives at the meeting late, where Dode is demanding money to reveal who killed Emily.
Tug goes berserk and shoots Dode in the head, then threatens the Pin, who walks away as Brendan faints again.
Brendan awakens in Tug's bedroom, and Tug tells him they are at war with the Pin. Brendan arranges a meeting between the two and waits in Tug's bedroom.
Laura comforts him as he grieves Emily, and they kiss. Brendan recognizes her cigarette as the same brand that was dropped from the Mustang during the call with Emily.
At the meeting, chaos erupts when it is discovered that the tenth brick is missing. Tug beats the Pin to death while Brendan flees, escaping just as police arrive.
As he goes, he passes the partly-open trunk of Tug's car, where he has placed Emily's body to ensure that police blame her murder on Tug.
The next day, Brendan meets Laura at the school. Brendan explains that he knows Laura set Emily up to take the fall for Laura's theft of the ninth brick, then manipulated Emily into meeting Tug, who panicked and killed her after she told him he was the father of her unborn child.
Brendan has written a note to the school administration stating that the tenth brick is in Laura's locker. Laura vindictively tells Brendan that Emily did not want to keep the baby because she did not love the father, and that Emily was three months pregnant when she died, meaning the unborn child was his.
He had discovered Hammett's work through an interview of the Coen brothers about their gangster film, Miller's Crossing.
Reading Hammett's novels inspired him to make his own contribution. Of the initial writing process he remarked "it was really amazing how all the archetypes from that detective world slid perfectly over the high school types".
He also wanted to disrupt the visual traditions that came from the genre. Once he started making Brick , he found it "very much about the experience of being a teenager to me".
Johnson estimated the minimal amount of money for which he could make the film, and asked friends and family for backing. Although the film was shot in 20 days, Johnson spent a great deal of time beforehand refining the script and three months rehearsing with the cast.
He was initially nervous working with a professional cast and crew for the first time but as soon as he started filming, this feeling went away and he had a good experience.
Johnson shot the film in his hometown of San Clemente, California on 35 mm film stock. Much of the film takes place at San Clemente High School , which he attended.
He enlisted current students to work on the film, shooting on weekends. The cinematographer was Steve Yedlin , a film school friend who had been involved with the project since the script was written.
For the telephone booth scenes, Johnson and crew filmed deep in the San Clemente suburbia. The same sign for the cross streets of Sarmentoso and Camino del Rio still stands.
However, the phone booth itself was a prop the production department added in for the film. The drain tunnel from the film is located just down the street from the San Clemente High School football field and goes under the freeway by the Pico exit off-ramp.
Johnson had difficulty finding a run-down house for the Pin's base of operations. The production found an appropriate house, but only had a week until it was demolished to rebuild on its lot.
The basement was a set that they built, but the Pin's kitchen and living room still exists at the Blarney Castle bed and breakfast.
Johnson also had difficulty finding a mansion for the party scene until, with one day left to find the location, a former Telecom executive and eccentric millionaire allowed them to shoot in his place which was still under construction.
The big mansion was packed from floor to ceiling with pay phones dating back to the s. The majority of the film's special effects were cheaply and efficiently produced using practical and in-camera effects.
To achieve this, the desired effect was filmed in reverse order. The garbage bag began over the camera and was pulled away during filming, as de Ravin walked backwards into the tunnel.
This footage was then cut into a scene in which a garbage bag was simply pulled over Gordon-Levitt's head. Filming a car driving slowly in reverse, then playing the footage backwards at a higher speed gives the illusion of a car quickly approaching as the camera darts in front of it stylishly.
Certain edits were also introduced to the film to time footage to different dialogue, adding certain information and leaving other information out.
These edits are noticeable, as the actors' mouths are not always moving in sync with their dialogue. One particular scene, in which de Ravin's character floated toward the camera, used a green screen , but it was edited out of the film before its completion.
The original cut of the film ran over two hours, although it was edited down to minutes for the Sundance Film Festival. An additional 7 minutes were cut before the theatrical release, including a shot of Zehetner's naked back as she put her shirt back on after she and Gordon-Levitt's character had sex.
According to a post by Johnson on his own forums, he felt that the nudity felt wrong in the context of the film, and that he preferred to leave the degree of intimacy ambiguous, although he occasionally finds himself second-guessing that decision.
The score to Brick was composed by Johnson's cousin, Nathan Johnson , with additional support and music from The Cinematic Underground.
The score harkens back to the style, feel and overall texture of noir films. It features traditional instruments such as the piano, trumpet and violin, and also contains unique and invented instruments such as the wine-o-phone, metallophone , tack pianos , filing cabinets , and kitchen utensils , all recorded with one microphone on an Apple PowerBook.
Since Nathan Johnson was in England during most of the production process, the score was composed almost entirely over Apple iChat , with Rian playing clips of the movie for Nathan, who would then score them.
The two met in New York City to mix the soundtrack. In addition to Johnson's score, it contains songs by The Velvet Underground , Anton Karas and Kay Armen as well as the big band version of " Frankie and Johnny " performed by Bunny Berigan and a full unedited performance of " The sun whose rays are all ablaze " by Nora Zehetner.
Johnson has confirmed that various elements in the film were influenced by Twin Peaks creator David Lynch.
Special features include: selection of deleted and extended scenes with introductions by Johnson; audition footage featuring Nora Zehetner and Noah Segan; and feature audio commentary with Rian Johnson, Nora Zehetner, Noah Segen, producer Ram Bergman , production designer Jodie Tillen, and costume designer Michele Posch.
Brick premiered in the United States on April 7, , in two theaters. It opened to United Kingdom audiences on May 12, on a limited number of screens.
The consensus states: "This entertaining homage to noirs past has been slickly and compellingly updated to a contemporary high school setting.
Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film three out of four stars, stating "[It works] in the sense that the classic Hollywood noirs worked: The story is never clear while it unfolds, but it provides a rich source of dialogue, behavior and incidents.
Peter Travers of Rolling Stone also gave the film a positive review, explaining "A spoof would have been easy. Instead, Johnson plunges off the deep end, risking ridicule by shaping this spellbinder with grit and gravitas.Filmtyp Spielfilm. Carsten Baumgardt schrieb auf Filmstarts. Aus Rache versucht Dode, der selbst in Emily verliebt gewesen war und der Brendan beim Verstecken der Leiche beobachtet hatte, diesen zu erpressen. Es geht um einen Jungen dessen Ex-Freundin gestorben ist und so ermittelt er deren Todesursache. Sollte man click here mal ansehen!