In Reply to: I reduxed . . . posted by Billy Wonka on January 5, 2020 at 15:00:28:
Guess I didn't see much comedy in this film unless extreme caricature, excess and irony count. The Mercedes trunk scene was maybe a little humorous as was the apartment bathroom situation/follow up conversation with his son and the "hostage" situation near the end. The transition from the ethereal eye-of-the-universe in the opal to a colonoscopy of all things was also weirdly humorous. But overall, even these comedic lapses seemed designed to accentuate the seriousness and inevitability of the unfolding tragedy. I didn't see any of this as an indictment of Jews as such. The Jewish connection was just a vehicle or plot device and could have been any number of other cultural stereotypes. Humans in general seem to have an innate capacity for sleaze. The whole Manhattan diamond district thing just seemed "convenient". Overall, a tragedy IMO.
I did see the Mac and was going to point it out to my movie-going guest but decided to keep such audio nerdiiness to myself.
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