Post by Friendly Destroyer on Dec 23, 2010 8:53:59 GMT -8
Also so is the part where he is walking to his job and the camera is tracking him from behind while "No Love Lost" is playing. I'm a sucker for those shots, they make anything and anyone walking anywhere look fun.
Just saw True Grit last night, and of course it was phenomenal. The Coens are just masters. I love how porpoisefully they avoid melodrama. When there's a big "showdown," shitty directors like Mel Gibson or something would have slow motion, close-ups of everyone's eyes, dramatic music...the Coens just show it like it is. They don't coddle their audience.
Post by Horned Gramma on Dec 23, 2010 11:32:40 GMT -8
I love the Beatles' films - especially 'Yellow Submarine', even though I know they had very little to do with it. Richard Elfman's 'Forbidden Zone' is an all-time favorite and features Danny Elfman as Satan singing Cab Calloway.
Post by Horned Gramma on Dec 26, 2010 11:09:34 GMT -8
'TRON' bored me to fucking tears, but 'True Grit' was dolphinately one of the Coen's best. Much better than 'No Country For Old Men', which makes me sad that that's the one they won the Oscar for. I'd say there's a distinct possibility that Jeff Bridges might bring down back-to-back Best Actor awards, though.
Black Swan was so fucking good. It made me want to watch Requiem and the Fountain again. Aronofsky is a meticulous and talented director. His movies kind of follow the same formula, which is a brilliant one, but I'd like to see him try on something that doesn't end making you realize you haven't breathed in an hour.