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The New Yorker on Mumblecore

March 11, 2009

mumblecoreWhile the Duplasses’ Baghead suggested that it was time for mumblecore to get off my damn couch, move on, grow up and get a job, David Denby provides an eloquent appreciation/requiem in the New Yorker:

“The young people in the quickly made Godard movies of the sixties dreamed of becoming gangsters, thieves, revolutionaries—characters, so to speak, in a movie. The studs and the female “superstars” of the Warhol films played at Hollywood glamour while enacting the ceremonies of decadence and self-destruction. Mumblecore disdains flamboyance; its reigning mood is diffidence.”