Throughout the film, Mike keeps insisting that everybody "learn the Akais". Akai (now defunct) was one of the pioneers in the transitions from film to video in the early 1970's. With film being so expensive it gave news stations the cheaper option of recording on video cameras and storing it on VHS and similar formats rather than film. The downside was that these formats were not built for longevity and as such, a lot of VHS material was lost and never archived properly. Christine's Akai indeed became a popular and convenient option throughout the 1970's and even up to the early 1990's in some news stations. The Akai company also manufactured VCRs, VHS/DVD player combos, camcorders and CRT television sets until its collapse in 2001. The company now belongs to Akai Sales Pte Ltd, headquartered in Singapore, and has shifted its focus largely to musical instruments. See more »
When Christine covers the fire of the chain-smoking guy in the trailer he mentioned the smoke alarm had low batteries. Nobody had smoke alarms in their homes in 1974. See more »
You wanna maybe get some dinner tonight?
You know, fork, knife, plate, food, *dinner*.
I don't... I don't get it.
Chubbuck, I'm not gonna bite you. I feel like we're always about to make some breakthrough to some new level of connectivity, but something gets in the way.
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The credits don't roll, but are in still form. See more »
I'm Leaving It All Up To You
Written by Don Harris, Dewey Terry Jr.
Performed by Sonny & Cher
Published by Sony/ATV Songs LLC / Venice Music
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Company/Atco Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV licensing See more »
An uncomfortable experience, but it's really well acted.
I hadn't really read anything about the plot of the film. I only heard the praise for Hall and so I decided to give it a go. A few minutes in and I realized what real-life event it was going to be about and it really soured my mood. It's just not a fun film to watch at all. I've read so much about the real life person that the whole thing was just a very depressing experience. It's hard for me o accurately judge the film as a whole but I can say that Rebecca Hall is devastatingly effective here. There are no false notes in her performance at all and I am tempted to say that it is one of the finest portrayals of depression I have ever seen in a film. She makes you absolutely feel her pain and her sorrow and it all becomes so powerful that it makes the whole thing even more grim. She should be getting all of the award nominations possible and the fact that she has flown so under the radar is absolutely criminal.
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