10.25.2007

BRR Goes To the Movies, vol. 22 - the Last Picture Show

Okay, so I have no clue what this is about (time travel? immortality?), but it's the first "real" Coppola movie in a long time (his last directorial effort was the Grisham adaptation, the Rainmaker which was excellent and easily the best of the "Grisham adaptation" genre). So, yeah. I'd like to see this one.

He's said that seeing the films of his daughter, Sophia (who has directed three pretty excellent films: the Virgin Suicides, Lost In Translation, and Marie Antoinette - all of which come recommended by the Big Red Robot) has inspired him to get back to work. And he has. Big time. According to IMDB, he has three films in production, including an adaptation of On the Road (which he's only producing, but still), which normally I'd be wary of.

But it's Coppola.

I'd Queue Youth Without Youth, if only because the man deserves at least that. Seriously, go watch the Conversation. It's a masterpiece.

And that's it. The trailers are over. The lights have moved from "dim" to "off" and the projector clickclickclicks to life as the feature starts in fits and jumps. It's still. It's electric. It's a great feeling, isn't it?

2 comments:

Patti said...

I loved Lost in Translation and I will definitely see On the Road . . . headed to imdb right now.

b3n said...

Yes, it's a Queue movie. The rate in which it will be called up will depend on critical and popular reaction. It may move up to Rental status based on that.

I've enjoyed your Movie Previews, BRR, and am sad to see them go. Perhaps they'll get back together for a reunion tour when they get low on cash or finally sober up and find the meaning of life (or both)?