One thing that I find utterly fascinating about KNIVES OUT and GLASS ONION is that they’re movies so deeply entrenched in modern conflict and ideas that they can’t help but feel like period pieces from the future, featuring exacting recreations of 2019 and 2020.
And that probably sounds like nonsense, but Rian Johnson himself implied a little bit of that when I spoke to him in 2019.
The fact that KNIVES OUT and GLASS ONION avoid trying to be timeless and just devote themselves to their “period” somehow makes them feel instantly timeless? And the audience like a time traveler, watching the equivalent of a Christie adaptation set in the ‘20s?
I dunno, man. Tagging @Rian Johnson because I’m very tired and will delete this thread if he calls me an idiot.