Inherently Different

Films for Indoor Recess

” I gave up video… I’m into Ham radio performance art now!”

Quite possibly the best movie ever made about making a movie is The Big Picture, with Kevin Bacon.

I like this film a great deal but not because it’s anything spectacular. The acting is ok, the music is random and aside from having 10 or 15 degrees of Kevin Bacon (Jennifer Jason Leigh, Terri Hatcher, J.T. Walsh, Martin Short, Fran Drescher, and John Cleese), it has no one thing that makes it great.

No, the reason why isn’t anything I can really put my finger on. In fact, it defies understanding. It’s a great film not for its individual pieces but because it works on a whole.