Incredibly inspiring. It made me want to drop everything and enroll in RISD so that I can craft the world around us. Not a terribly well-made documentary, mind you - the camera work is frequently gimmicky and distracting, and the musical score borders on overwrought - but the subject matter is so compelling that it doesn't matter. Lella and Massimo Vignelli have lived absolutely incredible lives (unfortunately, Massimo passed away earlier this year) and made an unbelievable impact on the world that we live in, and their story is nothing less than fascinating.
I am a big and long-time Coen brothers fan, but I must admit, something about this film didn't quite click with me. I can't put my finger on it exactly, but if I were forced to guess, I would have to pinpoint both the plot and the tone of the story.
The plot is awfully ponderous and convoluted for how simple it is (the same story was achieved to great effect in Yojimbo), and at times, the film is played…
This is an esoteric, challenging film and upon my initial viewing, I'm not quite sure what I think. Put simply, my thoughts are all over the place. It is fantastically realized yet at times seems aimless. And yet, it is also without question a statement on morality, religion, faith, and life. What those statements are, however, are up to interpretation.
I didn't know what to expect going into this film but can say that it wasn't quite this. The story…