Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Speaking of which...

It's appropriate that 2046 and Broken Flowers have the same release date. I haven't seen either film yet (they're only out in limited release at the moment), but they bear the same subject matter - love and loneliness - and they are both directed by important art film auteurs. Oddly enough, however, A.O. Scott chose to write an article comparing Broken Flowers with the questionable movie Wedding Crashers. Maybe he did so because a mainstream audience wouldn't be interested in reading an article comparing two art films - although, as Lynn Hirschberg notes in the article I linked to in my previous post, Flowers is certainly Jarmusch's most mainstream work to date - but, that's hardly an excuse. As snobby and esoteric as such an article may have seemed, it would have been far more interesting (and certainly a far more valid comparison) to discuss the different ways in which two such talented directors - who represent two distinctly different cultures - approach the same topic of lost love.


Blogger red wine said...

there was also a good article about Broken Flowers in the August issue of Vogue, but i don't think it's available online.

August 12, 2005 3:58 PM  

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