Saturday, December 06, 2008

Thank to Netflix, I happened upon a darling film that embodies an overwhelmingly large amount of things that I hold dear. Here's the summary, courtesy of IMDB:
Michael has written a scholarly book on the revolutionary war. He has sold the film rights. The arrival of the film crew seriously disrupts him as actors want to change their characters, directors want to re-stage battles, and he becomes very infatuated with Faith who will play the female lead in the movie. At the same time, he is fighting with his crazy mother who thinks the Devil lives in her kitchen, and his girlfriend who he wants to live with, but does not want to marry.

Here's the shortlist of my interests that were oddly all included in this film:
  • Alan Alda, my "#1 old man crush"
  • The Korean War 
  • Faults of historical accuracy (or inaccuracy) in filmmaking
  • Media ethics
  • A reflective look at filmmaking process
  • Pursuing a doctoral degree at prestigious university
  • Colonial America and the human stories behind the Revolutionary War
  • Feeling guilty about aging parents who become increasingly demanding
  • John C. McGinley pole-vaulting and being very "un-Dr. Cox"
  • Lilian Gish
  • Lynne Thigpen (yes, from "Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?"
  • Dealing with a romantic relationship where one partner is unable to make even the slightest effort towards lasting commitment (ie: men who cringe at the mere mention of the word proposal, even in other contexts)


Wendy said...

INteresting. I may have to add it to my queue. Have you seen "I Am Reed Fish"? You might like it. It has nothing to do with anything you mentioned in this post, but I got it from Netflix a few weeks ago and really liked it- thought you might too.