Tuesday, 8 May 2012

"Does This Seem Fake?"


Noiseless chatterer / writer / friend (titles in ascending order of importance) Phil Reed is currently celebrating Wes Anderson Month in the run up to the US release of Moonrise Kingdom. This makes him possibly the only person on the planet not talking about The Avengers.

We were discussing Anderson's films and I asked whether the hallmarks that turn a Wes Anderson film into 'a Wes Anderson film' could prevent it from being a great film in its own right. It was a rhetorical question. This is how we roll.

The question angered Phil and then inspired him to write an article: Art From Artifice. It's very good.

You're welcome, Phil.

4 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I haven'y seen The Avengers, but have heard it is good.

Yvonne.

Philip said...

WHELP YOU DEFINITELY USED A BETTER TITLE THAN I DID.

...no, really. That was...kind of perfect.

You bastard.

Maurice Mitchell said...

LOL The only person not talking about the Avengers. It is a major topic. He makes some really good points. “Unnatural dialogue.” “Unrealistic characters.” “Coldness.” These are all reasons I found his movies very dull and boring, but probably the reason they work so well for others. Great job inspiring this post Dave. Now ask George Lucas if he thinks Star Wars Episode I is better than Episode IV.

Dave said...

Yvonne, I think you've proved my point perfectly. Thank you.

Philip, whelp away.

Maurice, maybe Phil can win you over...