Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A fine example of growing old gracefully, Clint Eastwood does it again



Clinton Eastwood Jr is now 79 years old and based on Gran Torino is still right at the top of his game. This is a well-crafted film, Clint's iconic performance is compelling and thought provoking, the supporting cast, mostly unknown to me, play it perfectly, Thao vang lor in particular shines.


I'm not sure why I found myself identifying so strongly with a misanthropic old bloke with an aptitude for self-righteous violence but I enjoyed it muchly. It's a moving film, it made me laugh and it made me think. It's rumoured that this is Clint's last film, if so he's taking his final bow to a very well deserved standing ovation, (and a tear or two from Mrs S)



A Haiku you say ?
oh very well


The man with no name
has made a film with no flaws
sweet, sour, tour de force

NB: For the benefit of Angelica who does pick me up on the occasional discrepancy with the syllable count in these efforts, I should perhaps explain that I compose them in Japanese then translate the Kanji into English, my apologies for any errors, for Angelica's delectation here's the original.

名前無しの人 欠
陥の甘く酸っぱい離れ業無
しでフィルムを作った

1 Comments:

At 12:25 am, Blogger Serendipity said...

I want to see this film!!!

 

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