Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Auteur Watch - Lina Wertmüller

Ah, the last auteur of 2010. Well, ol' Lina became a favourite after I saw Seven Beauties. My tribe is all a big fan of the opening scene of it, anyway. They don't go in for the rest of the tour-de-force type stuff. Perhaps for good reason, but I still admire the effort. So it's perhaps the 70s that were the best for ol' Miss Wertmuller. Worldwide critical acclaim, Cannes would never be quite the same. I understand that the remake of Swept Away just wasn't as good, to say the least.
But then... then, directing films became just another boring job. Like going to the bank and withdrawing over and over again. Not a bad job if you're rich and are making more interest than you can spend in a lifetime. The IMDb's just gotta make studying these things easier. Will no auteur buck the trend of upsetting the status quo as a young'un, then settling into a comfortable rut in your later years? No one at all? We must look to Gregg Araki and Kevin Smith for that... well, one, anyway. Wait a sec... is this tidbit of trivia true? She became a mom at 65? Hope that's the last one, girlfriend! Then again, what do I know? Keep up the good work for as long as you can, I guess.

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