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span 1403- paper #2 stroszek - Susan Martinez SPAN 1403 In...

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Susan Martinez January 31, 2012 SPAN 1403 In Dialogue with Cinemania, Roger Ebert, and The New York Times I agree with both Vincent Canby, of The New York Times, and Cinemania because the film itself was a bit of a comedy; a comedy or satiric representation of real life that had some truth and embodied true empathy from the viewer, thus compelling me to also agree with Roger Ebert. The hilarity of this odd film can only be done by Herzog. The entire film is one serious, comedic scene after another. Stroszek, played by Bruno S., seems to play himself throughout the film. The combination of impotence and curiousity in his character is played all too well from start to finish. The very first scene after Stroszek is released from prison he goes out for a drink, which is exactly what he was advised not to do, given he commits the brute of his crimes while intoxicated. Of course, this is the perfect atmosphere for the introduction of the next character in the film, Stroszek’s ticket out of Berlin, Eva. Eva, a broken-spirited prostitute, is lured in by Stroszek’s charm of safe-haven and proceeds to use what she’s got, to get what she wants; what
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course SPAN 1403 taught by Professor Josh during the Spring '12 term at Pittsburgh.

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