a film to convince a fit actor such as Christian Bale to lose approximately
sixty pounds [about one-third his weight] for a cannes style film, there
must be some magic or mayhem to it. In the case of The
Machinist, it seems that a very Memento-esque script has just
The film is about a man, Trevor Reznik [played by Bale], who suffers from
a severe case of insomnia. His condition is so bad that he suffers from
major weight loss as well [hence Bale's weight loss for the film]. Because
of this, Trevor finds it hard to tell whether he is in a nightmare or
living in real life. He worries about injuring others around him and starts
the film with a case of extreme paranoia.
Problems become worse when an injury finally occurs at Trevor's work costing
a co-worker his arm. From this point on clues begin to surface on whether
the accident was or wasn't real and if his other co-workers are attempting
to have him fired or worst.
loved Guy Pearce for his acting in Memento and his ability to try to comprehend
the world around him. Christian Bale, an actor I believe to be one of
the best, has the ability to turn even a b-rated script into gold [such
as the film Equilibrium]. And, from what I have seen, I believe
that Bale will do for Machinist what Pearce did for Memento.
Therefore, I am excited to say that the film will finally be granted wide
release in the theatres on October 22.