A list of Edgar Wright's favorite 1000 Movies per his list on Mubi on July 27th, 2016.
No one does it to you like Roman Polanski.
A quiet and inconspicuous man (Trelkovsky) rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly change him into the last tenant so that he too will kill himself.
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“What if she gets better?” “Don’t worry, she won’t get better.”
Nature, it is said, abhors a vacuum. If my cat’s reaction to my Dyson is any indication, this axiom is unimpeachably true. The maxim is usually attributed to Aristotle (in the appealingly macabre form of “horror vacui”), who believed that any theoretical void would be filled by surrounding material, instantly wiping it out. Nothing—the absence of something—cannot really exist, for something will always take nothing’s place.
This ancient principle underlies Roman Polanski’s The Tenant, the third and final entry in his so-called “Apartment Trilogy” (after Repulsion and Rosemary’s Baby). Each of the trilogy's films brilliantly explores the disadvantages and incipient paranoia of close-quarters city dwelling (paranoia…
I'm so tired of crossdressing being depicted as a sign of insanity. How would you like it if every fucking film you watched had, I dunno what you are, but whatever you are as a sign of insanity? Fucking hell.
October count: 26/31.
Roman Polanski's The Tenant builds a myriad of psychological layers around the director cast in the central role of Trelkovsky. It is a film often grouped together with Rosemary's Baby and Repulsion under the 'apartment trilogy' banner although this film develops into far more mysterious and complicated film than the other two.
His decision to cast himself as the films protagonist is an odd one given his lack of prominence infront of the lens previously. Only twelve months later he would face a life defining moment with accusations of rape reshaping his artistic approach. As such it is suggested that The Tenant is heavily autobiographical.
Polanski makes it crystal clear that this timid newcomer to the building is struggling to…
so here's a strange story.
i watched this today assuming that i had never before seen "the tenant", but i wanted to finish polanski's "apartment trilogy," especially because i love "repulsion" and "rosemary's baby."
at first i found "the tenant" unfamiliar - and to be honest, kind of dull - but then it began getting weirder...more uncanny.
which is to say, more familiar in its unfamiliarity.
something (may have?) clicked.
when polanski reveals the tenant, trelkovsky, to be a cross-dresser (posing as a former tenant), i realized that this is a film that may've haunted me for years.
i saw a similar movie on t.v., probably when i was about 12 or 13, and i have never forgotten its manic…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I tried to watch this once, years ago but I fell asleep and had no interest in watching it again after that initial attempt. Fast forward years later and I've finally watched it in it's entirety, especially after the urging of some friends to give it another chance.
I was mildly disappointed by The Tenant, the slow start was a little on the sluggish side for my tastes. The second hour really picked up in the bizarre and often creepy area that I expected from the first hour of the film. I'm not opposed to the random inserts of comedy we experience, that wasn't my problem at all with the first half, I think I just wanted more development when…
The Tenant, Roman Polanski's last film in his Apartment Trilogy must be the craziest of them all. It's a very strange film I think. It hops from a fun and whimsical tone to a truly bizarre and psychologically twisted one. Trelkovsky (played by Roman Polanski) slowly by slowly finds out that his neighbours in his new apartment building are extremely unaccommodating, very creepy and occasionally awkward. He is being assaulted mentally and tries to play them at their own game. Without spoiling it, this has a various results. Anyway, for me The Tenant reinforced the fact Roman Polanski is not just a master behind the camera, but that he's also a solid and good actor on his own. I thought…
All I have to say about this film is that Polansky is a fucking genius.
The Tenant é um filme peculiar porém com um desenvolvimento comum. A paranoia que aflige um homem aparentemente ordinário é aberta a interpretações de uma forma consistente. Talvez um pouco previsível para os tempos atuais. Polanski cria uma ambientação de pouca estabilidade emocional durante o filme inteiro e atinge ótimos momentos de terror psicológico.
os filme do polanski de gente ficando doida em casa pega na minha ALMA
Not in the same league as Rosemary's Baby or Repulsion, but still a really cutting portrait of paranoia and mental instability, blurring dream sequence in with reality, truth and fiction, reason and insanity. Are they all in on it?! You really do become embroiled in a strange fugue thinking here, just like you did with Mia Farrow and Cathy Deneuve in the other Apartment Trilogy films.
There are a number of interesting themes and ideas in this film, but none of them are fleshed out or focused on particularly well. Typically I'm fine with films leaving their events up to interpretation, but this film frustrated me more than it intrigued me. Isabelle Adjani is wasted here as well, playing a generic girlfriend sort of character. Not a bad film by any means, but not a very good one either.
A sinister film about a man who moves into an apartment building populated by weirdos, and the strange things that go on in his life.
There's a sense of unease throughout, the people living in the building all seem creepy in their antics, as does the protagonist in his mental decline.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The Tenant is the last of Polanski's Apartment Trilogy and while it may not have the visceral intensity of Repulsion and the paranoia may not unsettle and intrigue as much as the coven in Rosemary's Baby, it is still a worthwhile and intelligently made film.
I've seen a great deal of criticism on Polanski casting himself as an actor which seems a bit silly, because the film works because he comes across as an amateur actor functioning as the outsider or the other in a film of experienced, polished actors. People also complain about the dubbing, which again I think works as a strength reinforcing Polanski as an outsider since his English feels like a second language and the English…
First of all, Polanski meets Adjani. Now, a portrait of a man losing his head, detail by detail, you can notice since the serious neighborhood problems to the cigar label.
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