The Bag Means Your Mind

A delightful mix of insightful comments and ignorant assumptions about screenwriting... and such.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Gran Torino

I saw the movie today. The house was packed for a 4pm showing. What can I say except that it's excellent. I've thought about writing about the movie, about the story, about what it means to me. But as I think about the film, as I try to put its message into words, I realize that the expression of this movie is so clean, so efficient, so dense that there is nothing I can write that will accurately convey what this movie is. That is because the medium perfectly communicates its message in a way that mere words can't hope to do. 

I can only count myself lucky for having been in its company.

Go see it.