Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Movie Related News Article

Saw this featured in The Onion recently and thought it very fitting...

New Wes Anderson Film Features Deadpan Delivery, Meticulous Art Direction, Characters With Father Issues

September 24, 2007 | Issue 43•39

LOS ANGELES—Fans who attended a sneak preview Monday of critically acclaimed director Wes Anderson's newest project, The Darjeeling Limited, were surprised to learn that the film features a deadpan comedic tone, highly stylized production design, and a plot centering around unresolved family issues.

"What will he think of next?" audience member Michael Cauley said. "And who could have foreseen the elaborately crafted '60s-era aesthetic, melancholy subtext, and quirky nomenclature—to say nothing of the unexpected curveball of casting Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman, and Bill Murray?"

In a recent review, New York Times film critic A.O. Scott also expressed surprise at the film's cutting-edge soundtrack, which features a Rolling Stones song and three different tracks by the Kinks.

I thought it very fitting...
I mean... 4 movies with the same basic plot-line, that's one thing but 5! I think he just pushed it a little too far and can't get away with just changing the setting to something quirkier each time he makes a movie. I was going to say that perhaps he should take someone else's story and direct it, forcing him to drop the quirks of his usual plot but when I look at imdb I see that his next work seems to be The Fantastic Mr Fox so I am compelled to shut my whining pie-hole.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Look at that cast! I can't believe they've agreed to be in the latest Wes Anderson film!