... movie reviews
tue 2005-mar-29 18:41:48 pst
Saturday night we watched Adaptation.
It doesn't hold up as well to the second viewing as some movies, since
a good deal of what makes it great is based on surprise factor, but it
does have quite a bit to notice on the second time through.
When I saw it the first time, the Oscar nominations had been announced
but the awards not yet given; I speculated that it would win Best
Adapted Screenplay. I don't remember what beat it, but in retrospect
I can certainly see why it did not win: the main aspect of it that
makes me find it brilliant is its self-referential nature, and most
people are far less ... amused? entertained? impressed? excited?
... by self-reference than I am.
So basically I would strongly recommend it to other fans of
self-reference, but I'm not really sure whether anyone else would like