Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Written in an Obsolete Vernacular



I am watching "The Royal Tennenbaums" for the thirty-somethingth time, realistically,and I just can't believe how incredible everything about this movie is.

It is almost over and I am already anticipating starting it over again immediately.

It really is nearly perfect and is probably a strong runner for my favorite movie of all time. Next to "It's a Wonderful Life".

The film has a gerbera daisies, hot pretzels, chocolate chips and orange juice sort of sentimentality to it, but it is so carefully contrived and self concious that it never gets over-wrought or maudlin.

Listening to the commentary is a bit of a let down, because all Wes Anderson talks about is the set design. Although that is incredibly important to the timeless realities in all of his movies, it's not as interesting to me as the writing and the incredible performances, especially in Tennenbaums.

Mordecai returns to the humble hand.

Be humble in your sleepy hands on this world.
Be a killer in Heaven.

Love, Joe Nolan


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