Monday, July 16, 2007

Say no to film snobbery

I watched a Federico Fellini film this weekend. It was the 1955 downer called Il Bidone (aka The Swindle). But I watched two films over the weekend and for proof that I’m not what you might call a “film snob” I will let out the other film I watched: Meatballs. Yes, the silly 1979 juvenile summer camp film with Bill Murray riffing scene after scene. In my CineRobot world why not follow up a “classic” like Meatballs with another like The Swindle? Makes sense to me as if there is one thing I can’t stand is a film snob or elitist who won’t watch something fun or goofy or absurd once in awhile. Just as narrow minded is the movie lover who won’t watch a documentary or foreign movie. I want to see it all…as long as it’s good. To me, Meatballs AND The Swindle fit that category.

3 comments:

Replicant said...

I do draw the line at a Michael Bay film though, ha.

The Silver Screen Kid said...

Il Bidone is so unrelentingly depressing. It makes you hate the human race.

Replicant said...

That's why I followed up Il Bidone with Meatballs!