Insomnia

We continue a string of guest appearance from Stephen Goldmeier with the original Insomnia and a discussion on the merits of remakes as well as the problems with subtitles in multi-lingual works (especially when dialectical tribalism may be important to characterization). That sounds a lot more clinical than the discussion actually is.

Erik Skjoldbjærg's 1997 film debut is a psychological thriller starring Stellan Skarsgard in his best role as the protagonist with sleep and guilt issues. We can't help but compare it to Christopher Nolan's 2002 remake, also a debut of sorts for the British-American director as it's his first major studio work, but I hope we do justice to the original nonetheless.