Post by kdelarosa22 on Apr 10, 2006 19:48:48 GMT -5
Those are the ones I am looking for too. My husband works at a video store and brings home all vdo movies that he knows of and he always checks for those two for me. I really liked Guy. Very sad to see him fall apart. His life was already kinda pathetic, maybe that is why he was susecptible to the crazy film girl. His whole life fit into 2 duffle bags.
I just saw this movie last night here in Germany. Unfortunately the dubbed version and a different voice than Goren, too. Probably VDOwasn't yet that popular when it came out. But I still think it's VERY good movie. Tremendously disturbing, too. Showing that privacy is sth you create yourself and if you abandon it (for whatever reasons) the situation you'll find yourself in may seem normal to you, but not to anyone else. Great acting! I know how hard it is to act without a real counterpart. For the most time it was only the cameraman he had to act with; the mysterious Lady who films him is only 'shown' for very rare moments.
Does anyone know what studio put "Guy" out? Maybe if we contact the studio and let them know how much this film is "wanted," they will re-release it on DVD!
Hi Caseyswife and everyone else:
Info about the studio was provided on the NBC LOCI board very recently... I would link the post but don't know if that is proper. The studio is Turner Classic Movies. They have a feature on their website where one can vote to get movies released to DVD. Here is the link:http://www.tcmdb.com/title/title.jsp?stid=443209. Should this not work, just check out www.tcmdb.com and do a search for the title.
And *I* only voted once! Really I did. ;D
I have not seen "Guy". Would love to... but probably not $350.00 (USD at that!) worth. I live in Toronto where we do not get Sundance (far as I know). Any other canucks out there who know whether they ever play Guy on any of our local channels?
I found this interview with the director and producer of Guy on one of my nocturnal treks in cyberspace. The interview was done by Stephen Garrett for indieWIRE prior to the film's release in December 1997.
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I think the interviewer misses a point, though--I don't think Guy falls in love with the woman behind the camera. It's obsession, of course, but not love.
I've always found it interesting that so many women reportedly thought the woman behind the camera deserved to be raped. I certainly came to hate through the film, but I never felt quite that violently towards her. But at the same time, I was perfectly willing to forgive Guy for his actions and thought better of him for not actually raping her. What do others think?
Well no woman ever deserves to be raped. But I am surprised he didn't shove her or something she was so pushy with that camera, but he could have called the police. But she was pushing him to have sex with someone else, making him try to pick up women, even having him get aroused by phone sex, and when he did, she wanted him to stop, then she gets emotional and I think he read that the wrong way and then got frustrated. But I also forgave him for his actions, and she was kinda responsible for putting herself in that position. But when a woman says no, that means stop. I love how he turned the tables at the end, but I wish they would have shown his face, so I knew for sure it was him, and maybe not someone else she had filmed in the past.
Last Edit: Apr 9, 2007 10:43:42 GMT -5 by ragincajun
Yes, but how I viewed it - was she could have been making it all up as an expression of extreme guilt - that there was no hard evidence of anything & she was looking like a nut in her room .... like she had tipped over the edge. OR ... he could have been out there and stalking her .... that is what I mean - it seemed open to me. Then again, as I think about it; and how he controlled his impulse to rape her - I don't think stalking her is in his character at all - that after the first action or whatever; Guy would break and go crawling to her asking for forgiveness.
I thought the ending was deliberately ambiguous as well, with the audience left to wonder if the woman with the camera was insane or if Guy was really stalking her.
My thought is that he isn't following her--that it's in her head. My hope is that Guy survived this, became stronger, and went on to lead a happy life aside from a tendency to jump whenever a camera is pointed in his direction(g).
I just got my own copy (Thanks to VDO Vault's excellent resources) and watched it. I enjoyed it, I was entertained by it, I still don't know what to make of it.
It's a strikingly applicable film, given it's age. Imagine a similar movie done today in the context of "Survivor," or "The Real World." The camera persons are in a position of power, they have the authority to invade privacy. One slightly unhinged camera person could abuse that authority and you'd have the same kind of mess.
I didn't like the ending but I think it's very difficult story to conclude.