Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Llewyn: Where were we? 
Jean: You were calling me a careerist. 
And I was calling you a loser. 
Llewyn: Right. Well. ... In my experience, 
the world's divided into two kinds of people. 
The kind who divide the world into two kinds of people... 
Jean: And losers?

I told you guys yesterday that I was thinking about giving the Coens' Inside Llewyn Davis a second chance, and a second chance I did. Give it that is. I re-watched the film last night and I am a big person and I can admit when I have been wrong, and it turns out that I have been wrong about Inside Llewyn Davis. It played much better on take number two then it did the first time around -- funny where it had just seemed dickish before; mournful where it had just seemed wearied and dank. It isn't my new favorite Coens film or anything, but I can dig it.

Movies are a magical thing, folks. When I wrote about Clouds of Sils Maria earlier this week I noticed a quote from the film that would seem to apply here, so let's do our first ever doubled Life Lesson post. Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Valentine: The text is like an object. 
It's going to change perspective depending 
on where you're standing. 

1 comment:

par3182 said...

hooray! your associate membership of the oscar isaac fan club has been approved