Tuesday, January 22, 2008

My sentiments ...

... exactly.

Movies definitely are not better than ever.

4 comments:

  1. Then you obviously did not read "No Country for Old Men" and see the movie. EXCELLENT screen adaptation!

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  2. You got me, Roberta. I didn't read the one or see the other - though I was reading the book in my office recently and was impressed by how much better written it is than The Road.
    My comment, though, was about movies in general and was a reference to an ad slogan you are doubtless too young to remember.
    I will add, though, that I think better movies are made from short stories.
    John Huston's The Man Who Would Be King is well-nigh perfect film.

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  3. Having recently emerged from almost two decades condemned to Disney and other fare for young'uns, my wife and I are re-discovering mainstream and are suffering a bit from Rip Van Winkle syndrome. Nonetheless, I'm impressed overall. True, anti-heroism and amoralism seem to be alive and well (Atonement), except for Boomer heroism like in Michael Clayton or incredibly fast, good-looking, virtuous guys fleeing U.S. Government assasins. And what is with all the gore? There will be blood indeed, and lots of it. Call me old-fashioned, but I prefer a nice traditional obligatory sex scene. But I must say there is a lot of very, very fine acting out there and lots of riveting or very enjoyable stuff (Juno, Eastern Promises, Charlie Wilson's War, We Own the Night).

    No Country for Old Men is disturbingly spectacular, but let's hope it doesn't start a trend.

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  4. Jeez. I'm going to have to start going to more movies.

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