Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Time Flies When The Acting's Great

I can't believe it's been six years since Adaptation (2002) was released. So far, from what I've read and heard, you either love it or hate it, and that goes for the other work of the creators: director Spike Jonze, and writer Charlie Kaufman. I love it for how it delves into creative souls, and souls in general; the structure; making fun of its own lack of proper structure. It's generous, humane, shocking and unlike anything else I've seen recently. There is so much prefab pap out there... even the independent stuff is becoming cutily independent.

Of course my number one reason for loving this movie is Chris Cooper, who is also an actor's actor. The first time I saw the wonderful Colm Feore on stage was in the Canadian Opera Company's Oedipus Rex with Symphony of Psalms, in a speaking role. At the same time Feore was interviewed and he said that if he could emulate anyone's career, it would be Chris Cooper's. And this is Feore speaking, who already has a remarkable career. And great taste.


willow said...

Chris Cooper is great. WT likes him because he is an old Missour-ah boy like himself.

Blog Princess G said...

WT has great taste all around!