The Unacceptable Truth of Compliance

Craig Zobel’s 2012 movie Compliance is a great film but I hate it. Watching it was a strain. When it was shown in theaters there were numerous people who walked out. At Canne people yelled at the screen and booed but there’s a good chance it wasn’t because they felt that the movie was badly made. Its more likely they were unable to accept what it depicts. I myself quit halfway through and had to come back later. The film opened with enormous text across the screen that read “Inspired by true events” but I took little notice. Using the word “inspired” is a license to write whatever fiction pops into your head.

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Filmofile

Filmofile

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I have an MFA in painting and I’m an art professor but I managed to convince my school to let me teach film. My website http://www.filmofileshideout.com/