What’s your favorite interpretation of a movie, book, etc.?
Pete Saltas:The Princess Bride is not about a princess, a farmboy, giants, swordfights, Inigo Montoya or the six-fingered man. It’s actually about a grandpa who adores his grandson. Which is cool because I’m named after one grandpa, and my other grandpa, until I was about 8 (or 18), convinced all us grandkids that he was the real Batman.
Rachel Piper: Someone told me that Animal Farm is about communism, but I’m evolved enough that I don’t need to invent political hooey to justify enjoying a lovely children’s tale about pigs finally getting their day in the sun.
Derek Carlisle: Any time a super anglo is cast for an ethnic role is pretty crazy (e.g., Laurence Olivier, David Carradine, Chuck Connors, Ben Affleck).
Colin Wolf: Prepare to have your mind blown. I have a theory I’ve been developing for awhile about how Sisqo’s “Thong Song” isn’t actually about how he loves thongs, or seeing other people in thongs; it’s about himself. Without getting too into it, I believe the song is in fact about Sisqo wearing a thong in front of a mirror. So, in a way, it’s like an even more disturbing version of Fight Club.
Kecianne Shick: Charlie Kaufman’s Adaptation, based on Susan Orlean’s The Orchid Thief, defied every recognized rule of successful screenplay writing and ended up being a far more real and intuitive interpretation of its source material. Kolbie Stonehocker: I’ve read all the Harry Potter books about a thousand times, and (so far) haven’t engaged in any devil worship.
Sometimes, the most beautiful, intriguing and mystifying two-dimensional art objects are not painted. Just months ago at Finch Lane, we saw artist Nancy Vorm creating astonishing things from rust and wax.