queer (cinema) leftist. produces video games for a living. i am made to win and now i see the way. ask me about ludocinema.
"The process can be agony."
Okay, so now I know why Disney doesn't want people to see this film. Not only is it an astounding time capsule of a production pipeline that almost certainly doesn't exist anymore, it's also a timeless and honest exploration of what it means to make art collaboratively (and in a commercial setting) -- and how wonderful but simultaneously brutal that process can be.
As this movie presents quite adeptly, the immense and profound joys and…
"Who could say that it isn't beautiful?"
True Stories is an extraordinary, special, singular movie that feels almost insanely prescient/ahead of its time; it's as if the aesthetics and camp sensibilities of David Lynch and John Waters collided and came up with a piece of fundamentally kind and inventive filmmaking. I'm blown away by it and have nothing to add except: inject this delightful, sweet, fun, funny, charming, disarming, weird, perfect film into my veins.
"Our songs will all be silenced. But what of it? Go on singing."
Sometimes I just feel I have to stop whatever I'm doing and watch this again. It's Orson's masterpiece, one of my favorite films ever made, and always immensely comforting to me in a way I can't fully describe. Watching it feels like I'm being wrapped in the pure power and potential of cinema and of art.
As a jew, it is my opinion that Rebecca formed her latkes too thick! Girl of course they're burning! They're not cooking through!
Pretty up there among Hallmark movies though. I like that the lesson the protagonists took away from it is that they should shut the fuck up more often. More Hallmark protagonists should internalize this.