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#1 Keneu Luca

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 08:25 AM

Films with unsympathetic protagonists

just a few suggestions:

Glengarry Glen Ross (entire cast)
- Jack Lemon? maybe a little sympathy

There Will be Blood

Bad Lieutenant

...any others?
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#2 Paul Bruening

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 10:47 AM

Films with unsympathetic protagonists

just a few suggestions:

Glengarry Glen Ross (entire cast)
- Jack Lemon? maybe a little sympathy

There Will be Blood

Bad Lieutenant

...any others?


Very interesting post. I am looking forward to replies. A three act play can work with an unsympathetic principle if the viewer can see themselves in that character. Good ole' Freudian-like transference is the critical component. That can be achieved even without the viewer liking or caring about the principle.
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#3 Keneu Luca

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 08:15 PM

Very interesting post. I am looking forward to replies. A three act play can work with an unsympathetic principle if the viewer can see themselves in that character. Good ole' Freudian-like transference is the critical component. That can be achieved even without the viewer liking or caring about the principle.


Nothing comes to mind, Paul? I know it's tough to come up with examples.
Maybe Val Kilmer's turn as John Holmes in Wonderland? Maybe....?

By the way, Im looking for intentionally unsympathetic.
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