You guys know about the Manic Pixie Dream Girl phenomenon, right? Think Zooey Deschanel in 500 Days of Summer or Natalie Portman in Garden State (minus the epilepsy). Without much of a history or an internal monologue, these characters usually work as ciphers that the protagonist can project his emotional baggage onto. But what happens to the manic pixie girl when you're not around to play with her?
Marc Webb's (500) Days of Summer (2009) reveals the anatomy of a failed fantasy. The doomed days of Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Summer (Zooey... Read Post
If you were five-alarm charmed by Zooey Deschanel in (500) Days of Summer, there’s one day on the fall calender you might want to circle: Sept. 20, when New Girl debuts on Fox. (For the more impatient, you can download the first epi... Read Post