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Clooney depicts American nightmare in ‘Suburbicon’
    2017-September-4  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

GEORGE CLOONEY, whose “Suburbicon” is competing for the Venice Film Festival’s Golden Lion prize, says his latest directorial effort is an angry movie for an angry country — his own.

“A lot of us are angry — angry at ourselves, angry at the way that the country is going, angry at the way the world is going,” Clooney told reporters Saturday in Venice, Italy. At a news conference, Clooney said the United States now is “probably the angriest I have ever seen, and I lived through the Watergate period of time.”

“There is a dark cloud hanging over our country right now,” he said.

America’s divisions give an unnerving timeliness to “Suburbicon.” The satirical film noir stars Matt Damon and Julianne Moore as residents of a seemingly idyllic — and all-white — 1950s suburban community that erupts in anger when a black family moves in. It fuses a script by the Coen brothers with a narrative about racial divisions.

“I was watching a lot of speeches on the [Trump] campaign trail about building fences and scapegoating minorities,” Clooney said.

That prompted Clooney and writing-producing partner Grant Heslov to think about other points in United States history when forces of division were in the ascendant. They remembered 1957 events in Levittown, Pennsylvania, a model suburban community where white residents rioted at the arrival of a black family.

They fused that idea to an unproduced script by Joel and Ethan Coen about a similar white-picket-fence community where a crime goes horribly wrong in farcically bloody ways.

“Unfortunately, these are issues that are never out of vogue in our country,” Clooney said ahead of the film’s red carpet premiere. “We are still trying to exorcise these problems. We’ve still got a lot of work to do from our original sin of slavery and racism.”

On one level, “Suburbicon” is a comedy, in which the best-laid plans of Damon’s scheming corporate executive go bloodily astray. Damon and Moore practically explode with suburban repression, and there’s a delicious turn by Oscar Isaac as a prying insurance investigator.

(SD-Agencies)

 

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