Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I Think She Might Have Liked Mine More

Horn Book reviewer Christine Heppermann heard a Who at the cineplex this weekend. I saw Gus Van Sant's Paranoid Park, which felt like a YA novel written by Robbe-Grillet, when in fact it was based on a YA novel written by Blake Nelson. It was good.

3 comments:

JLH said...

Ho ho ho, I won't see this one, but I might go for "Go Dog, Go!" (oh, and "Paranoid Park.")

Mitali Perkins said...

...and once again, we see the messy combination of accents, animation, and American filmmaking. The "bad guy" in Horton, a vulture, is voiced by Will Arnett, an American actor imitating a Russian speaking English.

Do cartoon bad guys always have to be foreign these days? Can't we send cues about villainy through snappy dialogue and nuanced non-verbals without resorting to the lazy shortcut of exploiting and/or inciting xenophobia?

Anonymous said...

A "YA novel written by Robbe-Grillet" . . . very evocative. "Last Year at the Skate Park" anyone? Har har.
Signed, Anonymous Doofus