Bennett Miller’s five-time Oscar-nominated “Foxcatcher” was an outstanding look at some, well, unsportsmanlike qualities between du Pont family heir John E. du Pont and Mark and Dave Schultz, Olympic gold medalist brothers. The film was a critical success, with those aforementioned nominations and Miller’s win at Cannes for best director, but in this video below our friends at Between Frames take a deeper look into the film’s characterization.
The ubiquitous wide shots and camera angles Miller utilizes demonstrate just how emotionally distant these brothers and their eccentric coach truly were. Despite the physical closeness in wrestling and the arduous hours they spent maintaining their physiques, we see in this fantastic mashup that loneliness was certainly abound on the Foxcatcher Farm.
Watch below, and let us know what you think.