Once recognized idol art culture, Andy Warhol said "In the future everyone will be world famous for 15 minutes" ("In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes"), which became in certain circles a cruise. To the same she became prophetic, because I just turn on the TV in Prime-time weekend and your head to spin from the number of talk shows, reality shows, talent shows and every other show. Project participants are trying to make his way to the fame sometimes the way out of the framework of social rules and morality. On row the show a tireless interest are different kind of crime program, and the news related almost every time to hear about the next incident with a fatal outcome. What the ratings have such programs — this clearly can be demonstrated as not so long ago released film "stringer". But if the worst reality show in some way will create an ugly symbiosis with criminals. That there will be something on like "murder in the live! Not miss it!". To something like that openly hinted Stephen king (under the pseudonym Richard Bachman) in the book "the Running man", published in 1982, the year, who received a freestyle adaptation with the same name in 1987.
About tried to warn the public and John Herzfeld, when he became the author of the screenplay for the film "15 minutes of fame", then it and starred in. First feature film — "a Nice pair" (1983) — this Director ended in failure, having earned three major nominations for the negative award "Golden raspberry". In the future, John Herzfeld long gone on television and only 1996, he returned to the big screen, removing the criminal Comedy "Two days in the valley". Return was triumphant and again film was passed cool. After 5 years, comes out as time "15 minutes of fame" and re no enthusiastic applause. In General, Herzfeld has been recognized as a fairly mediocre Director. If we add it the following works — "Setup" (2006) and "Get me if you can" (2014) — this conclusion is only confirmed.
Back to "15 minutes of fame". According to the idea Herzfeld the following occurs: in the United States after his release in one of the Eastern European countries remains two hardened recidivist — Emil Slovak (Czech Karel Roden) and Oleg Razgul (Russian Oleg Taktarov) to demand from his accomplice (attention, it is played by Vladimir Mashkov!) his share in the robbery. But no money and a psychopath kills a Slovak former "sidekick" and his wife and Rampant in this time, filming everything on video camera (manic punk not otherwise!). After some time, criminals watch a news show where about other. he became famous thanks to this program. In the head of the Slovak Matures plan to continue a series of bloody crimes, to remove it all video to become famous and thus prove his insanity. The more so he accomplice has a purpose — a neighbor (Vera Farmiga) saw them on the site of the murders. In a dosagebuy begin to hunt a police officer Eddie Flemming (Robert De Niro) and fire Department inspector Jordan Warsaw (Edward burns). By the way, Eddie Flemming himself a TV star, because he is a crowd favorite, revealing many violent crimes in cell.
The idea, of course, Herzfeld was good, but as is often, summed up the implementation. Herzfelde who don't let the actors who still have it turns out to be a pretty average movie, even Robert De Niro as tried anything to help the picture is not could. But only with the power stage connected with his person, it when he meets the two thugs, but there Herzfeld managed to commit follies, making her the ending totally unrealistic. By the way, the year later, Robert De Niro will star in a little similar to the movie: there again he is a COP and he has to star in a reality show, but this is a Comedy movie and it Showtime too laudatory odes no, but when compared with "5 minutes of fame", then it head more exciting. In again been able to prove its capability in as a strong dramatic actor Edward burns. In General, the Duo De Niro-burns is not convinced, the Duo of "it's Showtime" De Niro-Eddie Murphy is much better! Burns many do not puffed up to show a hero from the little that worked. Only the scene with the fire somehow burns whitewashes, there it is not failed had not to miss watching "15 minutes of fame". And Roden with Taktarov not pleased. It is not clear how two such different criminal gathered in one gang that behind them psychopathically how do come in the head of a stupid idea to become famous and then prove that they are insane, removing on the camera a series of crimes. By far that their Duo so far from the Duo of Peter Stormare Steve Buscemi of"Fargo" as from Ceske Budejovice and Arzamas-16 and Hollywood.
TV comes with mind, with him people — this is the leitmotif of "15 minutes of fame" and the idea was good, and the actors chosen are good, and one is generally great, but here, apparently, not the fate of John Herzfeld become one of the leading Directors in Hollywood, much too mediocre movies have it goes "15 minutes of fame" not exception rules.
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