Parnassus continues Gilliam's decade-old habit of sabotaging his work by piling on wild images without regard to character development or storytelling.
PH "It's disturbing to sit through [Ledger's hanging], and the film also has references to someone dying before their time and another staying forever young."So because Ledger died the movie should have been turned into what - a romantic-comedy? What a whiney opinion. And couldn't disagree with your assessment of Waits-as-devil which I enjoyed - exactly how a Doestoyevsky describes the devil: a poor relation (see Brothers Karamazov). If anything I'm disappointed in the movie from veering from its black mood and ending on a discordant, upbeat note.
Jan 11 - 06:54 PM
The Devil has had a long time to be himself so there's no need for big trumpets every time he appears and Waits is one of the best Devils so far: he knows what he is and he enjoys it to a reasonable extent.Also, why would it be disturbing to see Ledger in a noose? Everyone dies and a good actor deserves more than everyone going on and on about his death. Separate the life from the work, boy!
Mar 12 - 12:08 AM