Friday, October 26, 2007
my favorite movie maker
This post is a bit of a cop-out. Currently I'm battling procrastination, and I promised to do just one post before I get back to the work.
I'm not a big fan of embedding youtube videos, but I am a big fan of Wes Anderson.
For those who don't know about him, he is the director of The Royal Tenenbaums, Bottle Rockets, Rushmore, The Life Aquatic and The Darjeeling Limited. All are brilliant films, and I recommend them. Each of them come close to perfect movies (if only in my mind).
Some people just don't seem to understand them though, and a quick google search will reap a large number of critiques of The Life Aquatic with jealous folk claiming Anderson is all washed up and that the movie doesn't work.
The movie certainly does work. They just don' t get it.
Perhaps it is because a major theme through all of his films is failure after initial success and the fear that comes along with that. It is essentially the fear of getting old, an uncomfortable aspect of life that we rarely talk about.
He obviously has an impressive creative team behind him, and I'd somehow like to attach myself to it. Perhaps, maybe, he has procrastination issues too.
Here he is in a commercial.
I'm gonna get back to 'mixing it all together' now.
(the new banner is special for halloween)