Thursday, October 12, 2006

Firmly Back in LA

And back to watching TV. Project Runway. How do we feel about last night's episode. Did Jeffrey cheat? Do we feel bad for him? I'm starting to like Uli. Not sure that I want her to win, but I'm starting to like her more and more.

Marie Antoinette. I've seen two trailers for this movie and already I feel nauseated. I can't explain what it is that bothers me. It's not the story, because I don't know anything about it. I think it's the presentation. Overstylized. Overcool. Over-something. I like New Order, but I don't want it in a Marie Antoinette trailer. And The Strokes, too? Is it too familiar? It's like a trailer I would make if I had the money and the connections. Perhaps I'm flattering myself. I'll probably see the movie, but I'll fight it all the way.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know exactly what bothers you about it, it's a thinly veiled version of Sophia Coppola's autobiography of growing up a Hollywood Princess and making it on her own...thus The Strokes

junebee said...

Well, for one thing, the costumes are overly ornate!

creative-Type Dad (Tony) said...

That movie kind of reminds me of that Shakespeare movie about 7 or 9 years ago with the modern look.

I don't mind Sophia's films. I went to College with her and she was very interesting.

JEM said...

I actually really want to see Marie Antoinette. I like exactly what you hate about the movie -- the ornateness and all. You're about to go to Paris, for god sake! You must like SOME ornateness. Knowing your reaction to Lost in Translation, I think you just don't like her in general.

chanchow said...

I don't mind the ornateness. It comes with the time period and that's fine. I don't like Sofia Coppola because her movies are all style and little substance. I thought Lost in Translation was cliched and overhyped. I don't understand why people think she's so talented. She has a great art director, I'll say that much