I decided to put my post in the comments section so as to not ruin the surprise of the film.The premise is that Scorcese finds a lost Hitchcock script, but the entire film turns out to be an ad for champagne or something.I know my friend Rob will not like this, as he hated the Wes Anderson American Express commercials, but I loved this short. It's a great homage to "North by Northwest" (even down to small details like the initials R.O.T. on the handkerchief). It's too bad it had to be a commercial
Wasn't there also an homage to "The Birds" and "Rear Window"? I too loved it and even when it ended did not know it was an ad for champagne. Do you realize there was no dialogue in the storyline? I find it so impressive that directors and writers can convey so much with just pictures. Did you notice Thelma, your favorite editor?
Yes, it was a Hitchcockraganza!!!It's good to see the grand old lady, Dame Schoonmaker, getting some screen time.
What did you think of Eastern Promises and The Wire Season 1?
I didn't really love A History of Violence, and I can say the same about Eastern Promises. There is something David-Lynchian about Cronenberg that I just can't get past--the mannered way his characters behave--it's as if Cronenberg studied how real humans behave, and he can present an interesting simulation of human behavior, but I just can't feel any soul. I think it's just me.As for The Wire, I have only watched the first episode. The dialogue is sharp and the story is interesting. I think I'll like it, but some of the acting is pretty damn suspect. I hope that gets better.
I figured that Eastern Promises wouldn't be your cup of tea, since you didn't like A HIstory of Violence.Incidently, I recently watched Criems & Misdemeanors not long ago myself. Still one of my favorites.I'd be curious to hear what you think of The WIre after you've finished the frist season. I think that it is a bit like Aressted Development ad 30 Rock, in that you need to know the characters well to appreciate the jokes and see how they develop over the course of a season.
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