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Barry Sonnenfeld

Forfatter af Men in Black [1997 film]

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Barry Sonnenfeld is a filmmaker and writer who broke into the film industry as the cinematographer on the Coen Brothers' Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, and Miller's Crossing. He was the director of photography on Throw Momma from the Train, Big, When Harry Met Sally, and Misery. Sonnenfeld made his vis mere directorial debut with The Addams Family in 1991 and has gone on to direct a number of films, including Addams Family Values, Get Shortly, and the first three Men in Blacks. His television credits include Pushing Daisies, for which he won an Emmy, and Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events. vis mindre
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Værker af Barry Sonnenfeld

Men in Black [1997 film] (1997) — Director — 762 eksemplarer
Men in Black II [2002 film] (2002) — Director — 623 eksemplarer
Men in Black 3 [2012 film] (2012) — Director — 401 eksemplarer
The Addams Family [1991 film] (1991) — Instruktør — 252 eksemplarer
Get Shorty [1995 film] (1995) — Director — 220 eksemplarer
RV [2006 film] (2006) 180 eksemplarer
Addams Family Values [1993 film] (1993) — Director — 165 eksemplarer
Wild Wild West [1999 film] (1999) — Director — 153 eksemplarer
Men In Black: The Trilogy (2008) — Instruktør; Instruktør; Instruktør — 120 eksemplarer
Men in Black [and] Men in Black II (2002) — Director — 66 eksemplarer
Big Trouble [2002 film] (2001) — Director — 53 eksemplarer
Nine Lives [2016 film] (2004) 26 eksemplarer
For Love or Money [1993 film] (1993) — Instruktør — 22 eksemplarer
Barry Sonnenfeld's Dinosaurs Vs Aliens HC (2012) — Story — 20 eksemplarer
Be Cool [and] Get Shorty (Double Feature Video) — Instruktør — 16 eksemplarer
The Crew [2000 film] (2001) — Instruktør — 9 eksemplarer
Maverick [and] Wild Wild West (Double Feature Video) — Instruktør — 8 eksemplarer
For love or money 1 eksemplar
Men in Black II 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Enchanted [2007 film] (2007) — Producer — 735 eksemplarer
When Harry Met Sally... [1989 film] (1989) — Cinematographer — 552 eksemplarer
Big [1988 film] (1988) — Fotograf — 377 eksemplarer
Throw Momma From the Train [1987 film] (1987) — Cinematographer — 67 eksemplarer

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Arguably crucial on a number of vectors, the lessons here would be valuable even for those completely uninterested in film. Personally, I'm mostly lukewarm on Sonnenfeld's career, but the book makes it abundantly clear that any failures of his films are not because he wasn't smart or funny enough, personally.

For long-ish sections (though tw: there is some heavy stuff, here, including that he was sexually abused as a child) the audiobook is literally amongst the funniest things I've ever listened to, making me laugh out loud more frequently than most comedy albums. But as mentioned above, this contains some very good case studies in filmmaking, psychology, and management.

Highly recommended.
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danieljensen | 3 andre anmeldelser | May 25, 2023 |
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freixas | 3 andre anmeldelser | Mar 31, 2023 |
Tully Alford, the Addams family's lawyer, pays them a visit in the hope that they'll provide him with the funds he needs in order to pay off his loan shark, Abigail Craven. It doesn't work out, but the visit and his realization that Abigail's son, Gordon, strongly resembles Gomez Addams's brother, Fester, does give him an idea. He convinces Abigail, who's also a con artist, to have Gordon pretend to be Gomez's long-lost brother, returned from the Bermuda Triangle, so that he can figure out the secret to getting into the Addams family vault.

Gordon is initially horrified by the Addams family and its weird and sometimes terrifying quirks, but he gradually grows to like them. Unfortunately, that means he must somehow choose between his mother and the Addams family, with the knowledge that, if the Addams family discovers he isn't who he says he is, they may cast him out.

I'll probably watch the new Netflix show when it comes out, but I suspect it will only work so-so for me at best, simply because the cast of this movie is the Addams family of my heart. I have no personal connection to the comic or original TV series and no clue how well the cast members of this film represent those versions of the characters. It doesn't matter - for me, this is the Addams family.

The makeup and acting are perfect. Raul Julia's manic energy as Gomez, Anjelica Huston's elegant Morticia, Christina Ricci's creepy Wednesday, and Jimmy Workman's darkly mischievous Pugsley. I loved all of them. The movie's pacing was occasionally a bit odd - Gordon went from being terrified of the Addams family to fitting right in in the space of what looked like just a few moments. But I appreciated how well the movie balanced its odd, creepy, and comedic elements, resulting in an Addams family that was charming and likeable despite their occasional murderous moments.

I had completely forgotten this movie's plot, so this rewatch was fun on several levels. At some point I need to see about rewatching Addams Family Values.

(Original review posted on A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions.)
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