Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by LeeS, Sep 27, 2007.
This looks really good...
I always look forward to Wes Anderson films. I love his writing. His sets are fantastic (I'm dying to see what he has done for the train) and I'm also a big fan of his soundtracks. Much like Quentin Tarantino good music always accompanies his films.
Yep, he does have great soundtracks.
The reviews I have seen were not great but that has never stopped me before with his films. I love them!
I'm looking forward to this. One of the few consistently brilliant directors out there right now. Does anybody know when it opens nationwide?
The soundtrack looks interesting - mainly a mix of Indian songs and Kinks tunes!
is owen wilson in this movie?
I believe Owen is in this movie playing a suicidal person.
I've heard some very negative things about this... enough to make me wait for the DVD. Sorry Wes, you know I love you, but I'm just not feeling it.
I can't help myself, I'm going to see it. I like roccoco weirdness.
wonder what kind of release itll get around here????
we often get squat when it comes to the good stuff....
I liked Wes Anderson around the time "Rushmore" came out. Went back and really liked "Bottle Rocket"...but after that his films became too precious, methodical and his style never changes...throw in some cool Kinks, Stones, Nuggets-type stuff, squeeze those anamorphic images so they "bend" on the edges for those neat panoramic shots...under-act the whole thing, and...presto!
I agree. The trailers make me want to run far, far away from this film.
Spot on analysis!
Life Aquatic defies accurate description
The movie looked the same as his previous movies, which look the same as Darjeeling. What set Life Aquatic apart was the soundtrack. Brazilian David Bowie.
the 13-min. "pre-quel" short mentioned in the times review is available free at Itunes.
his highly stylized approach tends to be divisive--love it or hate it. not unlike periods of the cohen brothers. the reviews, actually, have been overall favorable--ny times, EW, usa today being highest. at this point, probably his best reviewed since rushmore.
i enjoy his style, quirkiness and acute eye, plus the music of course. at some point, though, he's gonna have to break the mold and find a 5th gear.
What do you mean "and?" That's it. Like the post below you says...he's gonna have to do something different sooner or later.
I know, relax, I was kidding.
Lots of directors spend their lives making the same film, whats wrong with that?
The Cohens got away with it.
Wes and the Cohens typify American cool low budget for me.
For me, Wesd Anderson has one of the strangest career arcs in recent memory, with each film weaker than the one that preceded it.
Loved RUSHMORE, went back and loved BOTTLE ROCKET even more, eh on the next one and found LIFE AQUATIC almost unwatchable in its preciousness. Jason Director pretty much summarized it for me.
Never ones to bow out a challenge it took us three days to make it through that steaming pile of camel flop.
The Onion was spot on:
New Wes Anderson Film Features Deadpan Delivery, Meticulous Art Direction, Characters With Father Issues
This is off-topic, but I'm going to bite anyway... the Coens have spent their life making the same film? How do you come up with that? Just from the movies I can think of off the top of my head...
Raising Arizona (1987)
Miller's Crossing (1990)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
The Ladykillers (2004)
No Country for Old Men (2007)
As far as I can remember, these films are similar at all.
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