Thursday, October 27, 2005

B-A-N-A-N-A-S.

I know he has a huge investment to sell (and, hell, the movie could actually be good), but this quote from Mr. Shmuger makes me mental:

"'[Peter Jackson's King Kong] is a three-hour feast of an event,' said Marc Shmuger, vice chairman of Universal Pictures, who described the film as a tragic love story between the ape and Naomi Watts, who plays Ann Darrow, an actress. 'I've never come close to seeing an artist working at this level.'"

You want to know why that is, Marc? Because you're used to sitting through rough cuts of films by Stephen Sommers. You want to see artists working at great heights? Give Hou Hsiao-Hsien or Todd Haynes a sliver of Mr. Jackson's budget and see what happens.

This concludes my "I'm-a-pissy-cliched-film-student-circa-1998" rant. Thank you.

1 Comments:

At 12:10 PM, Blogger B.A. Slattery said...

Is it a feast or an event? It really can't be both. Is the event a feast or is the feast the event? What the fuck is going on here?

I don't even want to see that stupid King Kong movie. Who gives a flying rat fuck? Adrien Brody crossed himself off my list after that steaming pile of abortion juice THE VILLAGE. And it's hard to think of Naomi Watts as a good actress when she's in every single movie ever made by human beings.

Jack Black? Jack Black? Oh, that's right. He was in SHALLOW HAL. What a treat. What a feasty banquet feast event.

 

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