- Films that shouldn't work but do.
I’ll start with:
Leon – should be seedy and the relationship should be even less believable than his assassin antics. But somehow it works.
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai. He’s a fat black man who lives on a roof, follows the code of the samurai and gets his mafia hitman instructions by carrier pigeon. Sounds like a non starter but I love it.
Any others?Posted 4 years agomolgripsSubscriber
Groundhog Day. It’s a paper thin concept not thought through yet it’s brilliant
Interesting point, I’d take on two levels:
1) If you consider it as a religious story it’s perfectly reasonable.
2) A story is not a building, it doens’t have to have a solid foundation all the way down. It’s a piece of art, and it just has to resonate with something in the viewer’s mind. You just need to think ‘hey, that’s cool, I can understand that’ then you can suspend disbelief. Many of our favourite stories are preposterous, but that doesn’t matter, they work.Posted 4 years ago
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