Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Hitchcock made Hitchcock films his whole life. Woody Allen has been making Woody Allen films for over forty years and Aronofsky makes Aronofsky films whether the subject is wrestlers, dancers or mathematicians. None of this counts as news, yet in some circles the fact that Wes Anderson continues to turn out Wes Anderson films is greeted with shock and dismay whenever one his films are released. Were they expecting Paul Greengrass style shaky cam realism, I wonder?
In my new column at The Film Experience I suggest maybe we could try a little harder and look past the meticulously composed surface to the surprising darkness of the material. Give it a read.