Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Taking Woodstock


Saw this Ang Lee film last night. With Ang. Genial fellow always. I am a fan.

But....

I hate film titles that begin with-

Taking
Being
Finding
Saving
Having
Driving
Educating
Making

And maybe even -Taming and Bowling and Falling

Why? Because they sound so self-important to me.

Perhaps this is one for the couch. If I ever get there.

Ang should have asked me for my opinion and I would have said "Ang. baby, kill the 'Taking' and go for something in the vein of "Dude, Where's My Car?"

"Taking" the film is okay. I think Demitri Martin and Imelda Staunton are stand-outs. It is a Chinese food movie however.

And not because you feel stoned.

3 comments:

pipersfo said...

What about "Educating Rita"; I loved that movie?

Man. Hat. In. said...

I just hate the titles, not necessarily the films. ER was great. I agree.

Criticlasm said...

You have a gerund problem.

I hear Varla's doing a show with a song about gerunds to the tune of Single Ladies--"If you like it then you should have put an -ing on it." Hee.