Cosmopolis

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  1. rodneyfaile

    rodneyfaile Sr Member

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    synopsis of novel:

    Cosmopolis is the story of Eric Packer, a 28 year old multi-billionaire asset manager who makes an odyssey across midtown Manhattan in order to get a haircut. The stretch limo which adorns the cover of the book is richly described as highly technical and very luxurious, filled with television screens and computer monitors, bulletproofed and floored with Carrara marble. It is also cork lined to eliminate (though unsuccessfully, as Packer notes) the intrusion of street noise.
    Like James Joyce's Ulysses, Cosmopolis covers roughly one day of time and includes highly sexed women and the theme of father-son separation. Packer's voyage is obstructed by various traffic jams caused by a presidential visit to the city, a funeral procession for a Sufi rap star and a full-fledged riot. Along the way, the hero has several chance meetings with his wife, seeing her in a taxi, a bookstore, and lying naked in the street, taking part in a movie as an extra. Meanwhile, Packer is stalked by two men, a comical "pastry assassin" and an unstable "credible threat". Through the course of the day, the protagonist loses incredible amounts of money for his clients by betting against the rise of the yen, a loss that parallels his own fall. Packer seems to relish being unburdened by the loss of so much money, even stopping to make sure he loses his wife's fortune as well, to ensure his ruin is inevitable.


    trailer:

    Cosmopolis - Official trailer #2 (english) - YouTube


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    Robert Pattinson actually looks pretty good in this. I'll be checking it out.
     
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  2. Sandman0077

    Sandman0077 Sr Member

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    I love weird movies like this. I do.t even care if its the Twilight kid. Looks pretty crazy to me. Thanks for posting :)
     
  3. EyeofSauron

    EyeofSauron Master Member

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    unfortunately, i can not watch anything with robert pattinson. i get the urge to throw something at the screen whenever i see him. i hate that guy. allmost as much as i hate tom brady (but thats a different story)
     
  4. rodneyfaile

    rodneyfaile Sr Member

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  5. Art Andrews

    Art Andrews Community Owner Community Staff

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    So, has anyone actually seen this? Was it any good?
     

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