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Camera (2000)

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While a veteran actor laments the state of film and film acting, a group of young children sneak a Panavision camera into the apartment where the actor resides and decide to make a film with it.

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Leslie Carlson ...
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Harrison Kane ...
Child
Stephanie Sams ...
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Kyle Kass ...
Child (as Kyle Kassardjian)
Katie Lai ...
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Natasha La Force ...
Child (as Natasha LaForce)
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Chloe Randle-Reis ...
Child (as Chloe Reis)
Camille Shniffer ...
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While a veteran actor laments the state of film and film acting, a group of young children sneak a Panavision camera into the apartment where the actor resides and decide to make a film with it.

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This short film is featured on the region-one 2-Disc Criterion Collection DVD of Videodrome (1983). See more »

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The Actor: When you record the moment, you record the death of the moment. Children and death are a bad combination.
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A short film from David Cronenberg with very selective appeal
25 September 2016 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

This is Canadian director David Cronenberg's first short film since his early days as a film-maker. It has an elderly man sit at home and tell us that today a group of children found a movie camera and brought it home; he waits, knowing he will soon be filmed by them with it, this inevitability causes him some trepidation.

Clocking in at six minutes, there really isn't much time for this to achieve anything too much and I can't say I came away from it very impressed or enlightened. Short films, especially when they are this short, are something that have limited appeal for me in that they rarely make an impact; this one is no different for me. The actor talks about the function of the camera being to capture the death of the moment and to expand on this he tells of a dream he had where he sat in a cinema and watched a film in which he was being filmed and this led him to rapidly age, causing him a feeling of terror. So the film has something negative to say about the process of being filmed. But this one ultimately is very much for Cronenberg diehards, although I would say it is of limited interest even then.


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