In the shadow of KinoKonveyer: about the film "Island of Dogs" by Wes Anderson
A glaring injustice. I look at the schedule of the May releases, compare the data on ticket sales and get an extremely disappointing (for me) picture: for one who looked at “Island of Dogs” there are 100 who looked at the new part of “Avengers”.
A glaring injustice!
While the whole world went back to watch “War of Infinity” in April, Marvel received another, premiere date for our film, which was another May premiere date that coincided with the premiere date of Dog Island.
In the ring were conveyor Goliath and David piece. It came out almost like Boyle’s in his “127 Hours,” where the hero James Franco indulged himself in an ornate reflection on the inevitability of his ill-fated fate: “This stone has been waiting for me all my life.” However, in the case of Wes Anderson, the cobblestone with the Marvel logo embossed on it waited for its film for 4 years, which, you see, is also very, very much.
And what is the result?
While the emasculated studio product sets regular box office records, genuine man-made magic simply eludes a huge crowd of people.
No, I, of course, try to look at things soberly, and I don’t think that if these films were released on different premiere dates, Dog Island would have blown up the box office. But I consider the theft of a considerable part of the audience’s attention to be a fait accompli.
In the end, take a look at which major note Wes finished in 2014: The Grand Budapest Hotel gathered a bunch of awards - including 4 Oscars - and fired a cool shot at the box office, paying back 4 times, collecting $ 200 million in the world. Those. the sundress and the aftertaste were unmatched, and I easily admit that after working on the record book then, Wes could count on the fact that now the record book would work on it. In other words, the viewer could ... no, even had to go to the cinema, driven only by the desire to find out what this nugget was thinking up this time.
“So, in fact, his previous cartoon also failed at the box office!”, I will hear from the crowd sarcastically. Yes, "Peerless Fox" failed. Well, there the film turned out, let's say, very specific.
Is it a matter of "Dog Island"!
No, really, what could be clearer than the love story of a man to a dog infinitely loyal to him? This is a win-win option. If you are not a soulless megalomaniac cat-lover, then in a secluded corner of your heart you can easily find it:
Or even this:
The dog is such a string of the soul of the audience, by feeling that you can play the whole symphony. And Anderson copes with this task at the maestro level, no less.
Now add to this stunning oriental flavor.
And Despl's music, which itself is a separate work of art (give the second Oscar in a row!) And get something special. Almost marvelous. As if you went to McDuck, and instead of the crumpled burger, they suddenly served you a risotto with porcini mushrooms and a Florentine steak.
I repeat, everything is man-made: albeit a doll one, but alive. Though fake, but real. And while in the next room films with live actors in leotards are becoming more and more like a cartoon, the cartoon from the handicraftsman Wes lives with his every villus.
In general, I do not know what else to say on this improvised process of rehabilitating a criminal convicted and unjustly sentenced to oblivion "Isle of Dogs".If, when viewing it, you do not want to bite into it with your eyes and eagerly capture it in your memory - I can’t save you.
*I didn’t think how to weave this fact into my fiery speech, so I’ll give it in the epilogue. “Island of dogs” is so cool that a message that is melting the ice-cold heart is already laid in its name alone. The original Isle of Dogs is nothing but a pun: its transcription is almost identical to the transcription of the phrase I love Dogs.
And you say "Nolan genius."
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