Love that fucking Wes Anderson ad, lol.
That really was Wes Anderson, in a nutshell. The vibe in his films . . . captured perfectly.
I first saw that in a theatre in New Jersey (of all places) and I literally clapped at the end. I think it was when I saw "The Aviator" with my uncle and dad.
Which is weird, because a few years earlier, I was watching "The Royal Tenenbaums" in that same theatre.
Wes films, I love.
There's a lot of detail in them, and much of it is rather peculiar. That's the whole big handgun with a bayonet thing . . . who puts a bayonet on a revolver? Wes Anderson, that's who.
A few thoughts...
1) fuck yes for Martin getting his oscar.
2) Great movie about a few guys from Boston.
3) Babel got hosed.
4) Pan's Labrynth fucking rocks!
can you guess what his other movies are?
yup...nice to see you guys let Big Ben in the Palace.
I didn't see Pan's, and I'm not all too familiar with del Toro because I haven't watched a whole lot of films from last year. I just didn't have the money.
Ben Wallace, Sven Wallace.
Forrest Whittaker also directed Waiting to Exhale... To me, he'll always be the dead soldier from The Crying Game, but still a superb actor.
I like the irony in Marty getting his oscar for a film about Boston, not New York.... it'd have been like Nicholas Cage winning a Oscar for a film about Reno, not Vegas.
What was really odd about the Best Film introduction . . . the announcer quoted the audience from Scorsese, about The Departed . . . if I remember correctly, the announcer quoted Scorsese, about the film, as saying that The Departed was the first of his films with a plot.
That was an O RLY? point for me.
If it was meant to be a dry joke, there was a lil' too much dry.
I liked the departed, but Infernal Affairs (the original HK film, aka Mou gaan dou) is a better film. Probably because I saw it first, but also because I liked the cinenamatography.
Still The Departed is probably the best film I saw in 2006... Mark Wahlberg should have had an Oscar for his role. It proved to me that Matt Damon can only play one character, and will not be an all time star actor, whereas Leonardo DiCaprio was fantastic.
Best Matt Damon-related thing in the last 3 or so years . . . Team America.
Forest Witikers speach was one of the best I've ever heard.
The thing is that I didn't see most of those films, but based on Forest's words, I somehow think the Academy picked the right man to give the honor.
wes anderson's commercial really is awesome.
Wes Anderson's films are also really awesome, by my experience.
Totally off topic...
When did you get back in Michigan?
Seriously? That much time has passed? It seems like yesterday when you were in L.A.
We're trying to get a film (watching, discussing, and who knows what else...) group together. Interested?
This weekend I'm busy, but maybe sometime!
Ah, I did not mean this weekend. I was wondering if you would want to start up a group interested in film.
I'm always around online . . . which actually, to me, as all of us get older, is a much easier place to discuss.
I've got a copy of Rififfi (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048021/
) sitting still
near a dvd player, but with NBA kicking into playoffs, my attention's there as long as it's not Cleveland in the Finals.