Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)***
Viewed solely as a movie on its own, it's a failure. But viewed as a sort of meta-satire/homage of pop culture, which is what Pee-Wee is, it's a triumph. Director Burton, admirably, makes no effort to clue the audience in to what he's up to, expecting them to either get it or not, which is also Pee-Wee's aesthetic.

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