Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Movie Review: The Moderns, Alan Rudolph, 1988

The Moderns, Alan Rudolph, 1988.

Based on Hemingway's A Movable Feast, this film highlights ex-patriot Parisian culture and comedy between the wars. Fun to watch, the movie's statements about the copying (nature) of culture, the copied, and those who copy, our sense of ownership and our criteria for value sneak in amongst the plot. Great lines ("Bernie, what's verisimilitude?"), great clothes, great acting. Hemingway as he should be. Linda Fiorentino delivers a Rachel who is as delightful as she is frustrating in her naïveté and Keith Carradine gives Nick Hart his artistic, dapper best.