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Stuart Bliss (1998)

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Stuart Bliss is a marketing genius for surplus military materials. When his wife Janet packs her bags and leaves for unknown destination, he starts to see signs of apocalypse everywhere.

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Stuart Bliss
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Janet / Katerina
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Mover
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Carl Plummerson
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Reverend Walmsley
Ania Suli ...
Grandmother
Charlotte Booker ...
Cleaning Lady
Ken Earl ...
Jehovah's Unite Man
Emilio Borelli ...
Neighbor
Jim Uhls ...
Larry
Jonathan Lutz ...
Man in Truck
Kerrie Clark ...
Infomercial Woman #1
Wendy Rolfe Evered ...
Infomercial Woman #2 (as Wendy Rolfe)
Adam Teichman ...
Man in Lab Coat
Gregory Littman ...
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Stuart Bliss is a marketing genius for surplus military materials. When his wife Janet packs her bags and leaves for unknown destination, he starts to see signs of apocalypse everywhere. Written by Anonymous

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In the pamphlet given to Stuart by the Jehovah's Witnesses, a headline reads, "The Four Horsemen: How Their Ride Effects You!" Since "Effects" is being used as a verb, it should be spelled with an A, not an E. See more »

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[Installing surveillance camera in coffee room at work.]
Tom: Businesses like ours lose a lot of money because of inefficiency.
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Unique and intriguing...
9 December 2002 | by (Orange County, CA) – See all my reviews

This is one of the strangest films I have ever watched, but the strangeness is something completely different from, say, "Donnie Darko" or "Abre los ojos." The strangeness lies not in a man in a rabbit suit or a man who lives in a dream, but rather in everyday occurrences. Perception is the key to "Stuart Bliss," whether it be time, chance occurrences that seem to be linked, perhaps even mental derangement. No answer to any question asked by the film or the audience should be expected. Like Stuart says of time, how it is able to move backwards and forwards, this film seems to present a portrait, a snapshot, of something that is blurry and cannot be entirely distinguished. Watching the film more than once, however, allows for the viewer to notice details that went by unnoticed the first time. For example, anyone watching this film should pay attention to the pink notices Stuart keeps receiving, as they play a keep part in understanding the film, at least as much as it can be understood. This is a film that is difficult to describe or dissect, as it could be about any number of things. Details of a larger picture manifest themselves throughout the whole, but they never come into focus. One can only guess from the outline at what is being presented, and this must be seen through his or her own subjective perception. "Stuart Bliss" is not a filmmaker's film, despite the fact that the director and primary actor also performed most of the other key production tasks. Rather, it is more of a philosophical and/or psychological work, something even movie buffs might not be able appreciate. Incidentally, I found Michael Zelniker's acting to be more than competent, especially in the way his character slowly degenerates throughout the course of the film, which "ends" in a perfect circle. I only recommend this film to those who actually have the ability to notice and appreciate subtlety and mentality that lies outside the norm. "Stuart Bliss" has given me a new influence and means of perception, not just in film, but in all art, and even life itself.


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