I loved loving you.
I loved loving you.
I’m re-watching The Life Aquatic. Why? Because I’m hungover.
I think I may be one of the only people who doesn’t intrinsically love Bill Murray. I can’t explain it, I just don’t. I only love him in Lost in Translation, but that is because Sophia Coppola makes everything beautiful.
This movie is so scattered. So I am going to mimic its style and write in the same way. (what?)
Say what you want about The Life Aquatic, but the most distracting flaws are cosmetic for me. The way it was shot being one of them. And I don’t mean the classic Wes cutaways, because those are always delightful. But right from the start I find the opening shot of the painting in the theater a little off-putting. It’s just not my favorite camera angle. And the slightly fish-eyed effect in a few of the shots is sort of distracting. I think it bothers me so much from my many gallery internships where I have spent hours retouching crappy pictures of artwork in photoshop. (Filter>Lens Correction>Custom>Remove Distortion) Also as a graphic designer, I just can’t back the type treatment in this film. I could go on and on about it, actually. But to spare you I will just say, NEVER outline text. It’s not glamourous.
I’m not into the “interns,” really. They have barely any speaking lines or direct focus on the camera and practically feel like extras. Maybe I’m just distracted because I expected to know all of the ship’s crew members more intimately.
I don’t feel like there is enough of a flow in this movie. Case in point: the french musician. I almost get annoyed when he comes up. Not as charming as The Narrator in Moonrise. And speaking of charming.. Owen Wilson’s accent is not.
some (even more) stray thoughts:
This Hungover Morning, I would like:
ummm.. what is this opening credits business? I’m all for a good Regina jam but I just can’t say the video conveys a similar enough vibe.
also, I cannot stop watching this show but I don’t like it. MAGIC.
I love Woody Allan’s portrayal of Death in Scoop. An endless journey that you can only escape from (cheat) a few times. But his endless blabbering delivery gets old quick.
I just can’t decide if I am a fan of Scarlett Johansson or not. Or really Woody Allen films in general. I thiiiiink it’s a yes to both? but who’s to say!
I think Mila Kunis could have easily played Natalie Portman’s character in Garden State and that is not meant as a compliment. I do not like her character and I don’t like the idea of her introducing Largeman to the Shins. I am aware of how snobbish this all sounds but it is how I feel and I don’t care.