Mais um artigo sobre Munich( não sei se alguem já postou esse artigo aqui):
It's Wednesday afternoon and everyone's calling around and asking about Munich ...how good, how invincible or vulnerable, and is anyone having sh*t-fits and if so, who?...whaddaya hear, whaddaya think?
There's already a half-formed perception that Steven Spielberg's film isn't Million Dollar Baby, but some journos are taking their shirts off and waving them over their heads anyway and calling it the new front-runner.
Maybe it is that. I'll be seeing Munich in about two hours
(Wednesday at 7 pm) so I'll know fairly soon, but in these anxious
pre-dawn hours before hitting the beach ...er, the AMC Century City
complex, it's probably best to process the Spielberg kowtow with a
grain of salt.
Richard Schickel, David Poland, Roger Friedman...can't quite trust 'em.
You can't trust Schickel and that Time cover story
because as brilliant and insight- ful as he usually is, Schickel is a
political operator of sorts, and it seems fair to presume he's always
thinking about his next documentary or subject for his next biography,
which may one day (who knows?) be about Spielberg.
Schickel may be dead-on about Munich, but I can't buy the shpiel...yet.
You can't trust Poland's somewhat measured rave that he posted in
his "Hot But- ton" column Monday night, because...smell the coffee...we
all have our prejudices and he's been calling Munich the presumptive front-runner for a long time now, and because he's been lightly dissing Brokeback Mountain since he first saw it at last September's Telluride Film Festival.
My antennae reading is that Poland's been emotionally invested in
wanting to steer support away from Ang Lee's obviously brave and
devastating film ever since, and now he's got a thoughtful and gripping
film to fight for, so it's time to mount that steed and get out that
And you have to look askance at Roger Friedman's proclamation in his Fox 411 column (posted late Tuesday night) that "Spielberg's 'Munich' Is the Best Movie of 2005."
Not because Roger is wrong (I don't know a damn thing) but because he dismissed Brokeback Mountain
as "silly" in a version of the column that ran last night (it's been
deleted, but I saw it last night with my own eyes) and he's also called
it a "strange western."
To bluntly backhand Munich's strongest competitor with a
jab like that is thought- less and kinda strange in itself. A movie
that has made people weep and now sits at the top of MCN's Gurus of
Gold lists as the most likely Best Picture nominee is "silly"?
There's no reason to think Munich isn't going to be a riveting and stirring film, but will it knock Brokeback's stetson off and send it splashing into a mud puddle?
I'll keep refreshing and adding to this piece over the next 24 to 36
hours as things happen and other voices chime in, but for now...
E quem ainda duvida da força de King Kong, o filme do Peter Jackson já
é o mais elogiado do ano no MetaCritic, com uma média de 9,5 (baseada
em apenas 7 críticas, mas acho que já é um importante indicativo).