Thursday, September 4, 2008
Stranger than Fiction
I was surprised at how delightful this movie was. It would have been easy to make it all about its gimmicky premise, but instead the premise is just what a fantasy premise like this is for -- to shift our perspective, and make us see the world a different way. I loved everything about it -- the simplicity, the casting, the clever animations, the writing, and the acting. Looking back, I see all kinds of holes, but during the movie, everything seemed as solid as a rock -- I always feel like that is a mark of genius. I think people will be watching this film 100 years from now.