With his new film The Descendants on release, it’s time to look at the terrific work of Alexander Payne.
I’ve enjoyed immensely the movies to date from terrific writer / director Alexander Payne. Each one seems to display a controlled flair to proceedings, where he marries hilarious, sometimes brutally dark comedy effortlessly with heart-wrenching drama. Let’s just take a roll-call…
Election was extraordinary –
“You see, you can’t interfere with destiny, that’s why it’s destiny.”
Sideways was stunning –
“No, if anyone orders Merlot, I’m leaving!!”
About Schmidt was astounding –
“You can’t marry him. I mean… Look at these people!”
Now with his new film The Descendants, it looks as though it’ll add to his hit list.
Here’s a great interview with the terrific writer / director Alexander Payne.About Schmidt, Alexander Payne, comedy drama, Election, Sideways, The Descendants