Started by MacGuffin, December 02, 2009, 10:12:15 PM
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Quote from: Stefen on March 06, 2010, 02:51:10 PMIt doesn't seem like PTA to simply cast whoever is hot at the moment. Maybe in order to get financing he does.
Quote from: cine on March 03, 2007, 02:47:06 AMhey pubrick, maybe stop posting your personal thoughts.
Quote from: ρ on March 03, 2007, 02:48:30 AMand now i kill myself.
Quote from: ρ on March 16, 2010, 09:30:37 PMby this i mean the point in his career where he becomes too good for critics or the general public to understand what he's doing.
Quote from: ρ on March 16, 2010, 09:30:37 PMCMBB is the biggest case of everyone missing the point so far. the film quickly became known as "an american classic about GREED and OIL" ok the book was called OIL but the film is as much concerned with that macguffin as it is with being a faithful adaptation of its supposed source material -- NOT VERY MUCH AT ALL. PTA's idea of adaptation is sophisticated, it isn't about the book but the information he got from it. he is just paying respect to the book as much as he was paying respect to altman in PDL. he can't escape his past or the origin of his ideas. but OIL and GREED wasn't the point. neither was Capitalism. these are all buzzwords that ppl use to try to contain what seems like a sprawling and unwieldy work. the problem is that no one tries to go much further than that.