Saturday, October 22, 2011
I also watched You, The Living, a Swedish movie that came out a couple years ago. It was comprised of 50 vignettes, some wickedly laugh-but-not-outloud funny; the truly dreary bits set up the laughs. I took in the better part of it in kind of a burned out state and wondered if I was just being a bummer art movie addict. But I think it's one that one would be worth watching again. Afterwards I read up on it some and learned that the entire thing was constructed on soundstages--fifty settings, fifty scenes, truly a massive undertaking for something very modest in many ways. (Comparisons made in write-ups to Synecdoche, New York.) Unique--I can't think of another movie like it, that I have seen. Here's an Ebert spiel on it.
Very sad about our town losing J.P. from Whopner County All-Stars. Thinking of his family and friends and close community.