Looking Forward is as Good as a Rest

There are many reason I hang about the halls of cinema.

The feeling you get when an idea pops and you know it’s going to be a progression on your last one.

The feeling you get from watching the first complete cut of your new film and it looks remotely like you imagined it.

The feeling you get from trapping emotion in a can.

The feeling you get from watching old battered flicks on a big screen.

The feeling you get from being close to someone else’s work.

The feeling you get when a trailer takes your breath away, despite the fact you almost never watch trailers………..

To name but a few………..

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3 responses to “Looking Forward is as Good as a Rest

  1. The Workplace Adversary

    Couldn’t agree more (for a change)!

    Spike looks to have nailed this and should perhaps have a quite (but firm) word with fellow auteur Wes Anderson on the topic of adapting well loved kids tales.

  2. I’m in two minds about Mr. Fox.

    On the one hand, you have a film that kids will want to see having read the book, but will be faced with what is essentially a Wes Anderson film in the Tenenbaums vein done in stop motion. The themes, and they way they play out on screen are done in such an adult-centric way, it doesn’t leave much, if any room, for childlike enjoyment. Anderson failed where Pixar so often succeed.

    On the other hand, I think the film looks wonderful. I never took Lauren to the cinema so as an adult sitting watching a Wes Anderson film, as a general fan, I got into it in a big way.

    Does my enjoyment excuse Wes for stealing Roald Dahl from the kids?……. Probably not.

  3. The Workplace Adversary

    My point entirely.

    But then we go back again to the Directors responsibility to the source material don’t we.

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