I don’t like to watch movie when it’s screening. A lot of reasons. I am a guy who enjoy coincidence and chance, rather than planning. I might have the capacity of producing logical analytic discourses, but movie is absolutely categorized by me to the coincidence side, rather than logical, analytic side. You really need to happen to meet some movies in some chances. Because planning to watch movie is out of feeling. In Chinese we say “緣分", fate, you might call it.
Syriana is one of the example. I would like to watch it for a long period of time, but I never got chance to encounter this film. The off-wave watching makes me feel like a solitude movie goer in one big empty screening room. You can then concentrate on every move of it without distracted by noises nearby.
Like these words commenting “Corruption" (I think about the president in my country facing indirect corruption charges, and soon to be forgotten by everyone) on the street:
A very impressive script talking about the US-centered, mainstream view of dark reality. I picked it up from IMDB.com, memorable quotes.
And today I found in New York Times, A.O. Scott’s review article about its success in genre like “geopolitical thriller" (what does that mean anyway?)
As people said it is a kind of “hyperlink cinema", New York Times’ review has described it carefully for the operation process:
You need to work it out mentally, just like solving a puzzle. The montage effect accelerates that process, and make you realize that why someone is becoming the president, enjoying the feast and party when the other one with ideas is facing death, paying his price. Outside of the real politics, a good movie always brings us to the connection with current references immediately, and that’s the most entertaining part.
Ha. That’s it. But still, my favorite part is Clooney’s low, careful gait (and Chris Cooper’s negotiation, etc.). It is neither sexy, and the one who express that kind of idealistic behavior represented on the remote satellite screen…. is nor alive at all.