HULK VS. THE WAR ON QUIRK!

February 21, 2012

QUIRK HAS BECOME A DIRTY, DIRTY WORD.

MISTAKENLY SO, BUT NOT WHOLLY WITHOUT DUE REASON. AND THUS HULK DELVES INTO OUR MODERN WAR WITH QUIRKINESS, WITH THE WES ANDERSONS, JARED HESSES, AND MIRANDA JULYS, ALL IN AN EFFORT TO FIND THE REAL ROOT OF THE PROBLEM… AND JUST MAYBE TAKE THE DEFINITION BACK!

http://badassdigest.com/2012/02/21/film-crit-hulk-smash-hulk-vs-the-war-on-quirk/

5 Responses to “HULK VS. THE WAR ON QUIRK!”

  1. Alex said

    Mr. Hulk – you again present a incredibly cohesive,cogent and well-thought out thesis-blogpost-essay on a subject that isn’t vague,overintellectual or pretentious.

    So yeah – amazing,totally made me reconsider cinema both aesthetically and intellectually and just really damn good.

    THANK YOU AGAIN MR. BRUCE THE INCREDIBLE !

    But seriously,your posts are amazing and have personally taught me more about cinema and just some facets of existence better than any lecturer.

    Cool.Cool.Cool.Cool.

  2. Ju-osh M. said

    I remember reading an old interview where Tarantino took on people saying that they don’t like “violent movies.” If I’m remembering it correctly, he said that that was like saying you don’t like swearing or nudity in movies. It’s not that you’re offended by a tastefully bared breast or some meaty Mamet dialogue, it’s just that you hate gratuitous uses of tits and ass and f*cks and sh*ts. This sounds a lot like the public’s current qualms with “quirk” – or, as you so eloquently exposed in your article, their misuse of the word. No one REALLY hates a highly-specific, slightly caricatured character detail or two. Hell, they love ’em in shows as varied as Sons Of Anarchy and Community. They just don’t love the gratuitous use of them. (Again, like you already said.)

    Jumping topics slightly, a good movie to compare Little Miss Sunshine’s many flaws to is Bong Joon-Ho’s The Host. Both are about “quirky” families (complete with precocious little girls, loser dads and good-hearted grandfathers!) going through extreme situations. One is cartoony and condescending and an Academy Award winner. The other is heart-breaking look at family, politics and class…and a monster movie. Crazy.

    Anyway, I love your writing. You were one of my favorite ‘discoveries’ of 2011, and that was the year that saw me playing pop culture catch-up with the music of Bridgette Bardot and the X-Men’s Messiah Complex story-line. (In other words, you occupy a hallowed place in my brain.)

    • FILMCRITHULK said

      THAT BOTH MOST KIND, AND A WONDERFUL COMMENT TO BOOT. YOU EXACTLY RIGHT. HULK WILL DIRECT THIS ONE INWARD TOO. HULK ONCE SAID HULK NOT LIKE IT WHEN THE PLOT OF THE FILM IS WHEN MAIN CHARACTERS CAN’T FIGURE OUT THAT ALL THEIR PROBLEMS COME FROM THE FACT THAT THEY’RE ASSHOLE. PEOPLE PUT UP A WHOLE BUNCH OF COUNTEREXAMPLES THAT GREAT. WHAT HULK SHOULD HAVE SAID WAS THAT HULK DISLIKE WHEN “THE MOVIE” (IE THE VOICE AND INTENTION) CAN’T FIGURE OUT THAT ALL THE MAIN CHARACTER’S PROBLEMS STEM FROM THE FACT HE’S AN ASSHOLE. CRUCIAL DIFFERENCE!

      BUT AGAIN, GREAT COMMENT AND ALWAYS FEEL FREE TO DROP A LINE! CHEERS!

  3. sensito said

    Hulk!

    I loved this post. I’ve tried to work this idea out before, but you’ve nailed it!

    Cheers

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