I've been thinking a lot about THE BIG SHORT since I saw it last week. It's witty and smart and fun. And the editing is sexy as hell.
It makes me think of a David O. Russell quote I came across recently:
"You wanna make it seem alive and effortless and fun, but that's an art that took me 25 years to really learn. I wanted to do it very much 25 years ago, but I didn't know how."
In THE BIG SHORT, I liked that they acknowledged the act of storytelling – the points where they strayed from the truth, or really just needed to convey a piece of exposition.
And the crafted sense of anarchy. That I really loved.
Now let's make more films like this – but with diverse casts.