Nick sent me this review of Quantum of Solace, as I seem to be moving into defense for this movie*. Though if this guy’s biggest issue with the film is that it’s too realistic, I suggest he stick with Die Another Day.
The newest issue of Final Crisis came out**, kicked ass and I have some pull quotes:
Morrison on the style: “We had widescreen comics and decompression and super-compression. This is channel-zapping comics.”
And a review: “Throughout the series, Morrison has been using what I’ve been calling a “pointillist” style, where he shows a quick scene here, a quick scene there, all so you get an overlying sense of universal dread.”
The notion of this skipping around, the full picture never seen — and the notion of seeing reaction more than the action is something I like and expect to see more of.*** The Martin Amis interview I linked to a few days ago reinforces this in my head — I’m unsure what the true literary name for this style will be, but it is reflected in the internet, our consuming of media (where comments are nothing but reaction — online, we are never present for the actual event) and the whole 21st century/post postmodern movement.
Have you noticed anything like this in other pieces of media?
* I don’t love this movie. I think it is remarkable because I see stylistic and directional choices that are hanging out at the periphery at the moment. For now, it’s a perfect example in film of where I think we are going with film.
** Here is one other review of FC, which I really just ought to point out for the zillionth time that I am really enjoying. I’d tell you to run out and read it, except that it is prob too comic booky for you. I mean, unless you already are familiar with the New Gods. That might be a decent barometer. But from the first comment in this post: “I love the book, but the problems that people in my circle have come down to the extremely sudden start/stop of the scenes, the very loose connection from one scene to the next, and the general chaos of it all” Zing!
*** I’d be lying if I said that I don’t see some of it in my own novel as well, but I hate tooting my own horn.