&t skeet on mischa: the stressed out life

skeet on mischa

i wouldn't have given you it if i didn't agree

Nov 19, 2004

the stressed out life

yeah, i saw wes anderson's the life aquatic with steve zissou.

it's good, but style wise, it's probably anderson's least cleanest film and which i mean, like editing and the camera movements. where rushmore and the royal tennebaums were very calculated and precise and drew directly from influences like truffuat, strugess, and renior, the life aquatic style wise is more in line with the earlier works of cassavetes, the italian neo realism movement of the 60s as well as the 70s italian thrillers like deep red. the performances are good, in particular willem dafoe. still undecided about how much of an influence the new writer, noah baumbach had on the film, it'll probably take a second viewing.

but, it's good. not great, but not bad either. its entertaining.

one of these days, i'll probably write up a decent review.

then again, i always tell myself that one of these days that i'm gonna ask the sexy girl from across the street if she'll wash my car.


At 11:30 AM , Blogger Drew said...

I will live in eternal envy that you have seen this movie before I have. How would you rank all the Wes Anderson flicks?

At 1:37 PM , Blogger spencer said...

jealous, jealous, jealous.
can't wait to see it... for the 33rd time.
have you seen kicking and screaming?
watch that and the influence should be pretty obvious, or not.

keep up the goods


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