Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Sometimes, old articles you wrote show up in the strangest places.

In other news, I watched Lukas Moodysson's Together last night and it was pretty wonderful. Moodysson's ability to move plot and characters in natural but just-so-unexpected ways is really something. Apparently, his subsequent work is much darker, though. I guess this quote he gave to the Village Voice in Aug. '01 no longer applies:

People are very much aware that it's a difficult world. We don't need films that tell us life is a tragedy. We need films that tell us life is very difficult but possible. There's a misunderstanding that serious art needs to be dark. This pessimism in contemporary art is very much a luxury problem of the Western world.


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