Tár and Marcel the Shell With Shoes On are basically the same movie
The year 2022 is over and over, but the year’s best movie list continues to roll out, as moviegoers catch up on everything they’ve missed in a year where great films are scattered about. garbage on every release platform imaginable. Two high ranking movies a lot of year-end lists: Todd’s School The epic is 158 minutes long, tartells the rise and fall of a fictional conductor (played by Cate Blanchett, who will almost certainly receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination for the role), and the whimsical little story of Dean Fleischer-Camp Marcel the Shell With Shoes Ona feature length expansion of a number weird things on YouTube went viral 12 years ago.
One of these films is a gritty, heavily analyzed drama about a world-famous, sexually manipulating, morally questionable woman in a profession that rarely recognizes women. . The other shows a cute, lonely seashell with dim eyes. But oddly enough, it turns out that they are almost identical to a movie, except for a few small details like “tone” and “intent”, “scope” and “implementation” and all that. Check out the similarities:
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- Both films focus on sensitive, fussy, idiosyncratic creators who express their individuality through music, have very precise ways of doing things, and are not content with any outside opinions or any interference in their work.
- Both main characters are estranged from their families and try to move on with their lives with the help of non-family members.
- Both Marcel and Lydia Tár turn to assistants for support, then make the mistake of believing those assistants are more personally invested in them than they really are. Both assistants rebel against the emotional needs of the protagonist.
- Both main characters spend a lot of screen time being interviewed by real-life journalists – Adam Gopnik of The New Yorker in Lydia’s case, 60 minutes‘ Lesley Stahl in Marcel’s case.
- Both protagonists need the cooperation and collaboration of the media to achieve their goals, but both find the side effects to be overwhelming, problematic, and unmanageable. Both find their popularity causes them unwanted attention from opportunists.
- In both cases, their assistant surreptitiously filmed them and distributed the video online, where it spread quickly and caused a huge explosion.
- Both experienced tremendous loss, and both responded by falling into a crippling depression, withdrawing from the people they had previously connected with. Both seek simplicity by retreating to the basics of their previous lives.
- The two eventually reunite with their estranged family.
- And at the end of the film, both show the end of the numb emotion by making music for the other. Both films end with a performance where the protagonist plays music in front of a rather odd-looking audience.
So there you have it – there is absolutely no meaningful difference between tar and Marcel Shell With Shoes On. In short, both films share a basic message: Artists are hard to work with, so is the media, and the public is the worst. Oddly enough, we needed two films in a year on the same subject.
But hey, remember the time we have Apocalypse and profound impact, Two Earth-threating asteroid action blockbusters, in the same year? This is exactly what it is. In fact, maybe we should watch both of those movies again to see if they have anything in common. Marcel and tartoo.