Men Who Stare at Goats (DVD)

Men Who Stare at Goats (DVD)

           Men Who Stare at Goats (DVD)
               Genre: Comedy
               Special unit, the Iraq war, psychological warfare
  To bizarre to be true. This would think when you hear of the attempts of the U.S. Army, extrasensory perception and telepathy in the war use. But experiments like trying to walk through a wall or kill a hamster by staring, were in the sixties, seventies and eighties, actually carried out by the U.S. military and the CIA. The journalist Jon Ronson has revealed the same non-fiction, Peter Straughan packed into a screenplay and filmed Grant Heslov (screenwriter of Good Night, and Good Luck) for the big screen. So who are the hippie men who can kill with looks? As a small-town reporter Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) gets the story of the supernatural “Jedi Warriors” to his ears, he may not believe it at first. However, in the hope of “hot food” he goes into the track. He seeks the former spy Gus Lacey (Stephen Root), who initiates into the secret operations of the past. Bob believes him nothing, and would forget the whole thing, if not the sudden death of a colleague and his separation from his wife he would be completely thrown off course. In search of diversion, he will try his luck as a war reporter in Iraq. But he does not receive entry permission and sit down for weeks in a Kuwaiti hotel – until he accidentally Lyn Cassady (George Clooney with a mustache!) To know. A name that was associated with the fanciful stories of the spy Gus Lacey. With Lyn Cassady takes the fate of the reporter run its course. In a joint trip to the wilderness of Iraq reported Cassady that started it all. As Bill Django (Jeff Bridges), who later became chief guru of the New Earth Army in the Vietnam war failed and now employed with alternative methods of struggle. How to dance the freedom fighters or barefoot over hot coals had to run. As they tried with LSD to expand their consciousness. Lyn Cassady was a star of the Force – turn out much to the chagrin of Larry Hooper (Kevin Spacey), whose paranormal talents rather miserably. Cassady told and told, leads some of his supernatural capable, and overlooks the prompt the only obstacle in sight. The two are stuck, are kidnapped and rescued instead end up as prisoners in an American camp. Cassady is now once again asked to bring his unorthodox fighting techniques are used. You feel a little bit on the weird stories of the Coen brothers, recalls similar comical and satirical are also films like Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, and Three Kings – It’s nice to be king, in which George Clooney also played a leading role. No wonder he was excited by this script, which he produced together with Heslov. The two have known each other from Good Night, and Good Luck, for which she wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay together. It is credited, not least, Clooney, the film attracted so many stars and gathered behind the camera’s excellent staff. Sun characterized as Robert Elswitt responsible for the images, the cameraman, who was Will There Be Blood for an Oscar and also for Good Night, and Good Luck was behind the camera. The cast alone is worth the way to the movies. Jeff Bridges, Kevin Spacey, Ewan McGregor and Clooney shine in their roles naturally. Nevertheless, the film sometimes do not know really what he wants to be and sometimes oscillates between parody and sincerity back and forth. Again and again he slips and falls into the absurd one gag to the next. Still, who fast entertainment, great actors and the absurd with the cinema like is in this film the best of hands. (Katrin Knauth)
  Title: Men Who Stare at Goats (DVD) Original Title: The Men Who Stare at Goats Country of production: USA Production year: 2009 Length: 89 (Min.) Published at: Kinowelt Home Entertainment format: 16:9 tone / language: Dolby Digital 5.1 , German, English EAN: 4006680051130 Extras: Audio Commentary by Grant Heslov and John Ronson, character biographies, deleted scenes, photo gallery, Goats Declassified: The true men of the 1st Battalion, press release (PDF), Project “Hollywood”: A secret report from the set, turn cover

Related posts