Tapping out of this before the original song hits. i’ll probably finish it tomorrow
Also this is the most early 2010s cast of all time. You’ve got wolverine. you’ve got borat. you’ve got wolverine and borat
Watching les mis 2012. No other person on earth would choose to shoot a musical number like everything here is shot
with a little bit of slapstick humor and a couple gags for the camera thrown in. Cherones directed over half of Newsradio’s episodes, so it’s hard not to say that a lot of the show’s unique visual style came from his contributions. It’s even harder to make that case with “The Limo” in mind, with its almost 50/50 split of scenes that take place entirely in the limo itself and ones that combine different locations with background gags
“The Limo” was directed by Tom Cherones, a veteran of both Seinfeld and Newsradio. Both, in my opinion, have strong claims to the title of the greatest television show of all time. Newsradio in particular is relevant to the way Cherones composes some of the shots here, even though it started airing a year, year and a half after this episode came out. Newsradio plays by different rules than most sitcoms, with several cast members and writers comparing it to a filmed stage play,
It plays out like a classic Seinfeld episode, with tight plotting and funny twists. The episode succeeds on a script level because it knows exactly how far it can push the bit, but thing that truly elevates “The Limo” is the directional choices. I would argue that this episode of Seinfeld features better cinematography, more interesting and atmospheric visual choices, and a more socially relevant premise than almost any “prestige” show can claim.
If we’re going to talk about “The Limo”, and Lord knows I love to talk about “The Limo”, it’s best to start with a recap of the story. George is supposed to pick Jerry up from the airport, but his car breaks down when he arrives. They see a chauffeur holding a sign for a man Jerry knows is still in Chicago waiting for his flight. George pretends to be “O’Brien”, and the situation escalates until George must give a speech in character as the head of a white supremacist organization.
The rise of fascism in the United States. The role cultural figures play in that rise. Conspiracy theories as a broad concept, and the ways that some might be outright lies, some can have a kernel of truth, and some are blatant FBI cover-ups. How far Americans are willing go to seek comfort and “freedom” over privacy and true security. These topics are all addressed in the masterful script for “The Limo”, the finest episode of Seinfeld and one of the greatest half-hours of television ever made.
sonic movie opening scene spoilers
@alex Lmao “we got some extra gas in the tank. anyone want to render an owl?”
Parasite, while it’s fucking great, didn’t give me the feeling that “oh this is one of the best experiences at the movies I’ve ever had” the way Us or Once Upon a Time did. It’s weird because Memories of Murder and Snowpiercer both made me feel that way the first time i watched those. Anyway hope bong wins because people are getting mad online already
@evan A Barbie movie directed by Greta Gerwig and co-written by Noah Baumbach is straight out of some Bizarro world.
Given their history writing and directing movies, I can only imagine this movie will be about Barbie divorcing Kent and coming into her own.
In conclusion, i learned a lot about hosting a fake awards show, and I hope you did too. See you next year
Best performance goes to Lupita, best supporting goes to Sayuri, Uncut Gems wins everything else. It is decreed