Cinematic essentialism in the same glee-&-mischief filled way as Doggiewoggiez, Poochiewoochiez. But Maddin & Johnsons work like alchemists of tone/feel/ meaning, extracting those things and freeing them from their stultifying trappings! Releasing them back into the great creative pool. A work of democratization! Sans Soleil alongside a 4 minute no-speaking Chuck Norris montage.* 4.25
3.4 More of an homage to San Francisco than Vertigo, this mash-up of old films & 70's TV shows leans heavily on Karl Malden & Michael Douglas. It's the kind of thing I've gotten used to seeing on YouTube. Lots of great tidbits here from films I love, and a lot of TV clips I don't care for as well. A lot of nostalgia but nothing important, compelling or original (other than a great score performed by Kronos Quartet).