Thursday, March 25, 2010

Auteur Watch - Lisa Cholodenko

Is life good for Lisa Cholodenko? I would have to think so. Judging from the picture anyway and her résumé, one would think so. But which decade would you say was her favourite? Was it the go-go indie film 90s? An exciting time indeed to be in movies. The marketplace had blockbuster fatigue and was ready to embrace other cultures and ethnicities, and beat the road pic genre to death. Mostly in the desert. And our li'l Lisa, she parlayed (sic) her writing-directing talents into a guest shot on Homicide or H-LOTS as we all know and love it... those of us who were there from the beginning, that is.
Or maybe the 2000s? Quite simply, the era of Dubya. More TV work and Laurel Canyon for Lisa. Big time now, baby. Not working as hard, but that's all right, too.
But if I know anything at all about directors, it's the current decade that's the favorite. The 2010s, baby. Hope is bourne anew, rising like a phoenix from the tea leaves. Oh yeah, you know what I'm talkin' about. For Lisa, it's something called The Kids Are All Right. And if a good director knows anything, it's that you need a catchy title. Something that sounds good at the ticket counter. "One for The Kids are All Right, please!" I just wish she went with a more unique phrase...

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