Loz (lozenger8) wrote,
Loz
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I shall edit this line a hundred times...

I've always had a hate-on for Nicolas Cage. At the same time, I've always wanted to see Adaptation. Tonight, I decided to see if one cancels out the other.


I read that Nicolas Cage completely ignored his own acting instincts and played Charlie exactly as Spike Jonze told him to. Perhaps that's why I really liked him this time around. Or maybe Kaufman's script was just that great. I don't know. All I know is that the one definitely cancelled out the other. I loved Adaptation.

I loved it as an amateur, neurotic writer. I loved it as an enthused film fan. I loved it as someone who had loved Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

I appreciated it for the ways it didn't work and the ways it really did. It was gratuitous and a cheat and ridiculous. And risky. And smart. And engaging. Incredibly pretentious, of course, looking down its nose at people who wouldn't 'get it'. But I did get it. So yay.



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