Tastes change! I did not like this movie as a teenager, for reasons within the movie but also probably due to the cultural phenomenon it spawned and me feeling on the outside of it. Taking another look at it now at least 10 years later, I was shooketh! This movie is amazing, it’s perfection. It has a unique voice and style and sense of comedy and sense of self. It’s brilliant. There’s certainly a few bits that haven’t aged well, but for the most part it’s aged even better for me. Blessed to be able to say I’ve worked with the director. Life is good, GOSH!
The first 5 minutes of a silent film are very hard to get through. The thoughts “this is so boring” “the quality is shit” “I don’t wanna watch this” but the reward afterwards can be glorious. Such a cool feeling, the design was spectacular, fbe sets were stunning, over the top, but good acting, lighting design that left me in awe. You really had to think about how to make a movie when things were just starting out and there…