10 March 2010

see pee wee

In conjunction with the Tim Burton exhibition, MoMA is playing Pee-wee’s Big Adventure TODAY at 4pm!

As if it needs any introduction...
1985. USA. Directed by Tim Burton. Screenplay by Phil Hartman, Paul Reubens. With Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton. With his first feature, Burton established himself as a director with a unique personal style. Pee-wee embarks on a cross-country search for his missing bicycle, a scenario that allows Burton to indulge in whimsical set pieces and extravagant sight gags. Like the elaborate Rube Goldberg–esque contraption (a familiar Burton motif) that facilitates Pee-wee’s morning routine, the simple plot unfolds in visually complex ways. The climactic ride through the Warner Bros. back lot is a montage of zany fun as Pee-wee and his beloved bike zoom through a 1960s beach-party, the North Pole, a Godzilla rampage, a Twisted Sister music video, and Tarzan’s jungle. 90 min.

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