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Posted on January 31, 2011 by admin

the squid and the whale, 2005

Bernard Berkman: Joan, let me ask you something. All that work I did at the end of our marriage, making dinners, cleaning up, being more attentive. It never was going to make a difference, was it? You were leaving no matter what…
Joan Berkman: You never made a dinner.
Bernard Berkman: I made burgers that time you had pneumonia.

Bernard Berkman: Ivan is fine but he’s not a serious guy, he’s a philistine.
Frank Berkman: What’s a philistine?
Bernard Berkman: It’s a guy who doesn’t care about books and interesting films and things.
Bernard Berkman: Your mother’s brother Ned is also a philistine.
Frank Berkman: Then I’m a philistine.
Bernard Berkman: No, you’re interested in books and things.

margot at the wedding, 2007

Margot: You didn’t notice anything different about Pauline?
Claude: No.
Margot: She’s pregnant. She told me. She’s keeping it a secret from Malcolm and even Ingrid, which I think is unforgivable. Now she’s gonna have to marry him. What’s she planning on doing, getting married and not drinking champagne? Then she’s just gonna be lying. I guess she’s afraid she’ll miscarry. She probably will. I think on some level, she’s ambivalent about the marriage. That’s why she’s not telling him.
Claude: Are you stoned, Mom?
Margot: Maybe a little.
Claude: I don’t like it.

Malcolm: I have this theory. I think, historically, women have been held back in so many ways that when they get power like they do behind the wheel, they can’t help but abuse it. It’s akin to Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann theory about prison guards and prisoners switching roles.

greenberg, 2010

Roger Greenberg: The thing about you kids is that you’re all kind of insensitive. I’m glad I grew up when I did cos your parents were too perfect at parenting- all that baby Mozart and Dan Zanes songs; you’re just so sincere and interested in things! There’s a confidence in you guys that’s horrifying. You’re all ADD and carpal tunnel. You wouldn’t know Agoraphobia if it bit you in the ass, and it makes you mean. You say things to someone like me who’s older and smarter with this light air… I’m freaked out by you kids. I hope I die before I end up meeting one of you in a job interview.

Roger Greenberg: Dear Starbucks, in your attempt to manufacture culture out of fast food coffee you’ve been surprisingly successful for the most part. The part that isn’t covered by ‘the most part’ sucks.

când combini un regizor bun cu un scenarist genial, rezultatul este noah baumbach.  filmele lui nu sunt memorabile, prea cunoscute sau estetice şi nici nu ar avea cum să fie astfel când subiectul este atât de legat de lucruri obişnuite.  limitate la calitatea lor filmică, ‘lucrările’ lui baumbach pierd din concreteţe, ele sunt texte în primul rând, poate aparţinând mai mult genului literar decât cinematografic. ce e în câştigul filmului este de a deturna personalităţi stabile ale cinematografului: ben stiller ieşit din rolurile lui obişnuite de comediant uşor, nicole kidman ca insuportabilă prezenţă.

scenarii originale (scrise de baumbach), the squid and the whale, margot at the wedding şi greenberg sunt reprezentări cinematografice ale momentelor de criză contemporană: divorţul şi ce se întâmplă după, dragostea ca ‘normalitate’ diferită, depresia ‘ în acte’ ca formă de refugiu a frustrării de a avea 40 de ani.este o lume reală a lucrurilor reale, nu avem cum să fim imaginea a ceea ce visam să fim la 16 ani, dar problemele acestei ‘diferenţe’ vor exista mereu în noi.

am inserat printre afişele de film replici din film care au rămas agăţate în mine, mi se par puternice, amuzante şi un ‘loc’ în care mă regăsesc total. şi cum să nu fie astfel când structura dialogului şi referinţele literare aduc un rafinament  atipic care se aproprie mai mult sensibilităţii actuale, cred, cum poţi trece de la masturbare la custodia pisicii prin kafka?



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