High Art: The Beautiful Writing of Anton Ego in Ratatouille (via Men Like Trees Walking)

I loved the ‘defense of the new’ monologue. It was…refreshing.

Well, it certainly ain’t James Joyce’s Finnegan’s Wake, but Ratatouille, Pixar’s stellar computer animated film about a Rat’s quest to cook, has some great language capping the end of the film. The writer behind the food critic, Anton Ego, uses a turn of phrase and some self-analysis of a critic’s role that is both touching and enlightening. Of course, if you are an intellectual gatekeeper who likes Finnegan’s Wake, feels the need to sprinkle in … Read More

via Men Like Trees Walking

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