Look (2007 film)
|Directed by||Adam Rifkin|
|Written by||Adam Rifkin|
|Running time||98 minutes|
Look is a 2007 film by Adam Rifkin. The film is composed entirely of material shot from the perspective of surveillance cameras: though the makers used CineAlta movie cameras, all were placed in locations where actual surveillance cameras were mounted. The scenes are staged, though, with actors playing a given script.
As of December 14, 2007, the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 67% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 15 reviews — a percentage considered "fresh" by the site. On Metacritic, the film had an average score of 43 out of 100, based on 4 reviews — indicating mixed or average views.
A high school English teacher tries his best to be a decent husband; a department store floor manager uses the warehouse for more than just storage; a Mini-Mart clerk has big dreams; a lawyer struggles with a sexual dilemma; and two sociopaths thrive on ruining the lives of random strangers.
Showtime confirmed in January 2010 that a television series based on the movie would be released sometime the same year. On September 1, 2010, a teaser trailer was released and the show premiered on October 10, 2010, and the series aired Sunday nights on Showtime through December 19, 2010.
During the first week of April 2009, the United States Postal Service announced that they were unwilling to deliver promotional postcards made for Look. The postcard advertisements depict a man with his boxers around his ankles in the midst of sexual intercourse with a woman in a generic mail room setting, as captured on a hidden camera. The nudity in the image is not blatant but the postal service has characterized the content as obscene. The postcard image is headlined by the caption: "It is LEGAL for your company to get permission to install HIDDEN CAMERAS IN THE WORKPLACE!"
- Coyle, Jake (11 December 2007). "Film shot entirely from surveillance camera POV". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 28 November 2009.
- Hart, Hugh (13 December 2007). "Sneaky Sex, Spooky Scenes: Look Flick Eyes Voyeuristic Surveillance". Wired. Retrieved 22 August 2011.
- "Look – Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2007-12-14.
- "Look (2007): Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2007-12-14.
- "NO DELIVERY". New York Post. April 7, 2009. Retrieved April 18, 2009.
- Tribbey, Chris (April 7, 2009). U.S. Postal Services Refuses to Mail Anchor Bay’s ‘Look’ Postcards. Home Media Magazine. Retrieved April 18, 2009.
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