Saturday, March 29, 2003

revolt of the characters

i just got back from seeing adaptation. it was the most meta movie i have ever seen and reminded me a lot of neal pollack's ability to intermingle his fictional reporter persona with his own writing until you don't know whose words you are reading. i was a bit confused by the second half of the movie (think mulholland drive, except with david lynch playing an explicit role), but as one review points out:

The wackiness with which Orlean and Laroche chase after the Kaufman brothers invokes subjects revolting against their authors; their actions certainly aren't too far off from the kind of behavior that drove countless hunters and explorers to their deaths in search of elusive orchids.

i think i could buy that.


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