Wednesday January 21, 2004

The Machinist

I hadn't posted anything about this movie before, because when I read the description of it on the imdb a while back, I took it to be internet absurdist hoax humor:THE MACHINIST is the story of TREVOR REZNIK, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ability to sleep. This is no ordinary insomnia...When I saw the poster, it really only solidified my belief that this was a goofy joke, what, with the backwards N and such. But then today I saw a trailer for it, and it's real. An industrial worker named Trevor Reznik (who operates a lathe) goes through a personal downward spiral... yeah. I've been running sites like this for too long. Here's a review of the movie posted on Reuters this morning.