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The Safdie Brothers’ Full-Immersion Filmmaking (The New Yorker)

Building a cult following in the indie film world and now with their first major production, "Uncut Gems," filmmakers the Safdie Brothers bring an uncompromising vision to their work.

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Adam Sandler in “Uncut Gems,” courtesy of A24

“One afternoon, at a cheap Thai restaurant in midtown, Josh Safdie tried to explain his complicated feelings about his chosen profession. ‘I think movies are against nature,’ he said. ‘It’s the most perverted art form.’ He was talking about how filmmakers manipulate the world around them, using viewers’ voyeurism to trick them into caring about an invented reality. ‘It’s trying to replicate life,’ he said. ‘Which is f***ed up—and so powerful.'” – Source: The New Yorker

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WHY THIS MATTERS:

Building a cult following in the indie film world and now with their first major production, Uncut Gems, filmmakers the Safdie Brothers bring an uncompromising vision to their work.

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