I appreciate the Solondzian elements.
Ari, I said SOME of us.
As for those here dismissing out of hand a movie that they have not seen yet, I suppose there are many ways to be a dreamer.
As for not being able to go back again and return to former glories, we are all fortunate that in 1951 no one told Hitchcock, Ford, or Welles that such a rule was in place.
We might not have gotten REAR WINDOW, NORTH BY NORTHWEST, THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALENCE, or TOUCH OF EVIL a few years later.
I want picture evidence, Doctor!
Perhaps but all of those films were extensions of themes already present that represented the mature growth of their makers not pointless retreads that reveal a manchild narcissist filmmaker’s infantile lack of maturation and growth. But, yeah, I haven’t seen it yet so I won’t pre-judge this Rushmore rerun too much based on trailer but Anderson doesn’t interest me as a filmmaker any longer and hasn’t since his third feature. And I actually liked The Fantastic Mr. Fox so there!
Santino — each place has its pocket of poseurs. Yes. I said it. Poseurs.
I go to Silverlake often. And I lived in Williamsburg before, in a part that wasn’t “hipstery” then but now is. Furiously.
Now being well past the age of being 20 something, I can’t say that poseurs bug me much anymore. I rather like the businesses that tend to attract them, i.e. bars and restaurants. They have the best people watching —it’s amusing to see what the youngsters come up with next fashion-wise. (But also depressing that I likely have already worn what they are currently adoring in years past).
Ah the days of little responsibility and much self-centered life confusion.
As for Wes Anderson, I liked The Darjeeling Limited best I think. It’s really hard to say, however, what’s going on from a mere trailer.
But most of my cinema-minded friends are annoyed by it. So that might be a red flag… or not.
haha – Odi, I agree with you. I mock Silverlake but I like it there too. For most of the reasons you mentioned!
And I’ll echo Ari’s sentiments about Wes Anderson…and I hated Fantastic Mr. Fox!
I saw bits of Fantastic Mr. Fox because we got it from the library for our kids to watch one day. They were totally fascinated by it. I think it was the kind of animation itself that they loved. They’d never seen that before quite like that.
Don’t KILL me for going to the movies with my kids, btw. (Yes that INCLUDES Captain America and Puss ‘N’ Boots Two (the latter of which I really enjoyed), dammit)! I’m not going to be a snob with them.
Odi – You’ve pretty much failed as a parent if you haven’t taught your kids how to be film snobs by now. :(
Screw THAT Santino! :P
I AM SLIGHTLY BOTHERED BY THE CHAPEL IN THE “TRAILER”.
I HOPE THAT THE “MOVIE” DOES NOT INCLUDE MANY “RELIGIOUS THEMES” AND/OR “PLOT ELEMENTS”.
PERSONS WHO WERE RAISED CATHOLICS, THEN DISTANCED THEMSELVES FROM “RELIGIOSITY”, LATER RETURN TO “RELIGIOSITY” IN OLDAGE.
I CONCUR; THIS SEEMS TO BE A NICE “MOVIE” COMPARED TO “THE LIFE AQUATIC”, AND “THE DARJEELING LIMITED”.
“FANTASTIC MR. FOX” IS HIS “WORST”.
There is a little clip over there, for people who care:
Apparently Tild has been cast in the Anjelica Huston role.
I’m getting good vibes from the trailer and stuff on how the shot it. I’m digging the dark blue skies and warm colors. It’s early to say but I’m getting the feeling that this will be one of my favorites from him, if not my favorite come the time after i will have finally seen it. I don’t know, i don’t know, i don’t know.