Sunday, May 26, 2013
I've been so buried that when I asked my husband if we could go out last evening (please?), see a movie, perhaps, I had no idea that there was a feature film as exquisitely good as "Mud" waiting for us. "Find a movie and we'll go," my husband said, ruling out "Gatsby" and hoping for "Hangover 3." I took advantage, saw this listing called "Mud," watched the trailer, and we went.
Incredibly glad that we did (and so is my husband). Two boys, a fugitive, an un/inconstant girlfriend, life on a river, snakes, and two questions: Is love a possibility? Does everybody lie?
Matthew McConaughey, by the way, is phenomenal. I have loved watching her career evolve. And those two kids? Yeah. The real deal.
I share the trailer above and here, in this link, the New York Times Anatomy of a Scene feature, in which Jeff Nichols, the film's writer/director, talks about steady cams, constant motion, and interleaving of perspective.
We learn from other people's art. Also: We sit back and enjoy it.