The Music of Chance
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Documentary filmmaker Philip Haas made his dramatic feature film debut with The Music of Chance, adapted from Paul Auster's terse, existential novel. The film follows the plight of two hapless drifters -- Jim Nashe (Mandy Patinkin), who is escaping family and responsibility with an inheritance and a red BMW, and Jack Pozzi (James Spader), a down-on-his-luck gambler and world class manipulator. Pozzi convinces Nashe to shoot the works and put his remaining $10,000 into a high stakes poker game against two rich suckers -- reclusive lottery winners Willie Stone (Joel Grey) and Bill Flower… More
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"Haas' literal-minded adaptation, something he also did effectively with the more visually opulent Angels and Insects, is helpful in directly laying out our own moral debate, where our sense of social obligation bumps up against our moralistic outrage."
‑ Adam Lippe, Examiner.com
"A true original. Fascinatingly off-beat. One of the most underrated, overlooked films of the 1990s."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"Spellbing film about the capriciousnes of human nature and the soullessness of lives enslaved to wealt"
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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