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Famous Dead People (1999)

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Famous Dead People is the story of two strangers who get trapped in a thirty year old elevator over a long weekend only to be spied upon by an unrelenting and un-editing video surveillance camera.

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Famous Dead People is the story of two strangers who get trapped in a thirty year old elevator over a long weekend only to be spied upon by an unrelenting and un-editing video surveillance camera.

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A worthy indy effort
4 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

The strength of this movie is in the concept - two lost souls stuck in an elevator and captured on a video surveillance camera- simple, yet a brilliant premise for an indy movie. The fundamental dichotomy of the human animal as both social and selfish is well illustrated here, as the two simultaneously turn toward one another for emotional support, and against one another when it comes to sharing their meager supplies. As the their situation worsens, these forces pull at the actors like two ends of a rubber band - and we all know what happens when you stretch an elastic too far...


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