Friday, November 23, 2007

Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story

I just finished watching this mockumentary of the adaptation of Laurence Sterne's classic "postmodern novel before there was a modernism to be post- about," as it was aptly put in this metafilm. TS: ACaBS was funny and rather moving intellectually and emotionally. The main character's despair disguised as narcissism serves as the emotional center of the story, a fitting complement to the intellectual self-consciousness inherent in meta-anything. I highly, moderately, and lowly recommend this film for viewing either solo or with a group of any size and demographic composition. Just thought I'd say that.

2 comments:

BLAKE BUTLER said...

i was wondering about that one. thanks for the word

Josh Maday said...

No problem, Blake. If you watch it, I'd like to know what you thought of it.