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THE MECHANIC (1972)-- anyone seen it?

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I think it plays better that a less-expressive actor like Bronson is in the role. The character is a man who keeps things close to the vest. The story is as powerful as it is because he becomes (un)willingly compromised.

Jarrod, great comment, you are probably right.

 

Do you remember the sequence in which he suffers an attack of anxiety and has to be hospitalized?

 

Could he have possibly "envisioned" what was in store for him?

 

But, seriously, a braver rendition of the material would have been so much more powerful.

 

I don't like the cinema of Michael Winner.

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Jarrod, great comment, you are probably right.

 

Do you remember the sequence in which he suffers an attack of anxiety and has to be hospitalized?

 

Could he have possibly "envisioned" what was in store for him?

 

But, seriously, a braver rendition of the material would have been so much more powerful.

 

I don't like the cinema of Michael Winner.

 

Off-camera we could say Bronson was quite brave. He agreed to do this role when others had passed on it and were too afraid of the material.

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