December 2, 2010

Raising Arizona

Title: Raising Arizona
Year: 1987
Length: 94 minutes
Director: Joel Coen
Writers: Ethan Coen & Joel Coen
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter
Music: Carter Burwell

My reaction
Synopsis: a couple kidnaps a baby to raise as their own
How I saw it: on video, yesterday (have on DVD)
Concept: Terrible.
Story: Indifferent.
Characters: Great.
Dialog: Great. Overflowing with Coeny Coenness.
Pacing: Good.
Cinematography: Great.
Special effects/design: Great.
Acting: Good.
Music: Good.
Subjective Rating: 8/10 (Great). They don't hold back any quirk. This movie is like the Coen brothers are jumping up and down, waving their arms, trying to get people's attention. Except, instead of arms, they are waving brilliant, original film-making. [note to self: avoid metaphors]
Objective Rating: 3.1/4 (Very good).

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