Andrew Mobbs (mobbsy) wrote,
Andrew Mobbs

I've just been to see The Saddest Music in the World.

The constant knowing irony comes across as somewhat conceited at times, but at least mostly isn't too crass. It's a very funny film, from prat-falls and sight-gags to subtle adjacencies and associations. There are some very meaningful themes and allegories layered so carefully through the parody, cynicism and kitsch indulgence as not to offend the delicate sensibilities of modern arts-cinema audiences.

I overheard somebody say on the way out “that was very Canadian”, but they were talking in a very Canadian way, so I suspect some degree of national pride. It certainly wasn't very Hollywood, the closest there would be David Lynch, and he's just not that subtle.

  • (no subject)

    Last week I poured the cremated remains of my father into a river. From there, that material will flow through the town he lived in, into the sea,…

  • Moving house!

    We're moving house soon… details to follow in a less public post, or email me. However, we're getting rid of some bits and pieces of…

  • (no subject)

    Yesterday, I made sausages. This was sufficiently exciting to cause me to actually write something on LJ for once. One of our wedding gifts was a…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.