"Las ideas son menos interesantes que los seres humanos que las inventan" FranÇois Truffaut

martes, marzo 01, 2005

Más sobre Clint y Martin

The Economist interpreta MDB como la otra cara del sueño americano:

Delusions of grandeur are certainly common: “American Idol” presents a limitless supply of talentless narcissists, each convinced he is the next Frank Sinatra. Inferiority complexes are common too: America is also full of perfectly successful people who are obsessed by their failure to live up to their self-help manuals. But Mencken still seems too cynical. The worship of success inspires not just extraordinary achievements but also worthwhile failures. That is the unsettling but very American message of “Million Dollar Baby”.

Por otra parte LouReedCensored me hace saber que El aviador le ha parecido un tostón. Cada vez me parece más interesante una película que a unos les parece tan maravillosa y a otros, como LouReed, infumable. Será cuestión de seguir investigando en sus plieges como hace Geoffrey O'brien en Film Comment: "THE AVIATOR The enigma who flew too high"

Además en la encuesta de críticos que organiza la revista aparece El aviador en los puestos de cabeza

50 BEST FILMS OF 2004 (Released theatrically in the U.S.)

1. Sideways (Alexander Payne, U.S.) 684 points
2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, U.S.) 602
3. Before Sunset (Richard Linklater, U.S.) 593
4. Million Dollar Baby (Clint Eastwood, U.S.) 471
5. Goodbye Dragon Inn (Tsai Ming-liang, Taiwan) 462
6. Notre musique (Jean-Luc Godard, France) 460
7. Vera Drake (Mike Leigh, U.K.) 407
8. Kill Bill Vol. 2 (Quentin Tarantino, U.S.) 405
9. Dogville (Lars von Trier, Denmark) 388
10. Moolaadé (Ousmane Sembene, Senegal) 387
11. Bad Education (Pedro Almodóvar, Spain) 344
12. The Aviator (Martin Scorsese, U.S.) 336

(mi escepticismo se dirige más bien hacia las de Mike Leigh y Trier)

Y más sobre el liberalismo de Clint, hoy WSJ destaca unas declaraciones de Eastwood sobre la mejora que supondrían unos impuestos progresivos sobre el gasto en vez de progresivos sobre la renta:

"I guess it's like trying to put through the flat tax, which is probably my favorite one of all.... if we did pass it, all of a sudden, what do you have? You have the whole tax system run by a little old lady on a home computer, doing the work of all these thousands of bureaucrats and accountants. Passing that would be amazing, wouldn't it?"

--Clint Eastwood, New York Daily News, 1997

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