Friday, March 30, 2007
The Royal Tenenbaums - Intro (April 07)
"Anybody interested in grabbing a couple of burgers and hittin' the cemetery?"
(Yeah, I know it's a day early. I won't be around tomorrow.)
I'll be back on the 15th with the discussion post. I'm not giving you anything particular to watch for or think about beforehand because if it's your first time, I don't want you to be unduly influenced. But you might get a general idea of what you're in for from my reasons for choosing this movie:
1. I wanted a comedy, because I didn't think comedy was much discussed during movie madness, and this is my favorite one. I'm a huge fan of Wes Anderson and also of the Stiller-Wilson pairing. Not to mention Gene Hackman, who is always brilliant but I think especially so in comedy. He's at his funniest here.
2. I thought it would be a fun movie to talk about because I think it'll get a wide range of reactions from love to hate to boredom.
3. I'd love it if this movie got a few more fans. I'd be curious to know who's seen it before and who hasn't. I hope everyone will watch it again anyhow.
4. Cause Looney said this is the one I should pick.*
*Just kidding Brad!