CCU15: Code Unknown & the Career of Michael Haneke

Aaron, Mark and Doug McCambridge from the Good Times, Great Movies podcast discuss this early work of Michael Haneke’s recently released on The Criterion Collection. We discuss the famous tracking shot, the way he explores culture, and of course the incomparable Juliette Binoche. We also discuss Haneke’s body of work, exploring how he works as a filmmaker, what he is trying to say, and why he is so often provocative. #ParisIsAboutLife

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Show notes:


0:00 – Intro, Housekeeping
20:00 – News
38:40 – Code Unknown
1:22:50 – Michael Haneke


Doug – iTunes | Twitter

#CriterionBlogathon preview.


Ryan Gallagher’s tweet about The Manchurian Candidate

Emir Kusturica

Dont Look Back packaging from Criterion Forum

The Rainer Werner Fassbinder Collection from Arrow

Code Unknown

code unknown - subway scene 2

Photo Album on Facebook.

Where to Find Us:

Mark Hurne: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
Aaron West: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
Criterion Close-Up: Facebook | Twitter | Email

Posted on November 14, 2015, in Criterions, Film, Podcast. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Whiplash episode before the #CriterionBlogathon !

  2. Watched the film yesterday and finished listening to podcast this morning. All of you reaffirmed my thoughts on the movie especially regarding continuity, importance of some vignettes, and basically the overall point of the film.
    I will give it to Haneke that he did draw me into the movie. For every one or two parts that had me glancing more at my phone than watching the screen, he would come back with sections that really held my interest (tracking shot, acting scenes, cow slaughter, subway spitting, etc.)
    The film was ok, but left me desiring more at the end. I liked it better than Doug so I was around an even 7/10.
    Podcast was interesting with what you had to work with however.

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