Sunday, October 12, 2008

Call Me Cliche

I dote on movies like Juno and Little Miss Sunshine. Juno especially spoke to me, as it reminded me of my own "quirky", "ironic" set of friends.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/10/AR2008101000728.html

The Washington Post legitimately comments on the counterintuitive popular trend of "indie" movies, but I was surprised that there was not so much focus on the generational context.

"Indie" movies appeal to the current high school, college, and young adult crowds. Instead of criticizing Hollywood and filmmakers for being hypocritical or trying to capitalize on public opinion, why not call it out as a new trend that will inform the future of Hollywood? Maybe it's not really "indie," but it sure as hell is a lot better than "300."

I, for one, could deal with many more snarky comments on pop culture for years to come.

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