Thursday, December 08, 2005

Kiki, Sofia, and New Order.

Get your cake on.

Hat tip to the J. who, for the record, hates the trailer. Personally, I'm sucker for this Barry Lyndonesque stuff, especially when it's improbably set to New Order. (That said, I'm alll for dumping/redesigning the Sex Pistols-ish logo.)


At 10:03 AM, Blogger Dashiell said...

It is a steaming pile of shit that i'm going to see anyway. the second that fucking guitar line hit, i rolled my eyes and wanted to shat on my own face to make sure i couldn't watch anymore of it.

At 10:04 AM, Blogger Tim said...

Here's what I love:

1. The music choice, largely because there's no "cue the Ravel" moment, where in we would make everyone comfortable with the idea of the period piece. See, it's just like all the others. Don't worry. (Not that a choice to strictly use music of the period or music made to sound like music of the period would be inherently bad, but the choice of New Order works to clearly separate itself from a staid period drama. Which is not to say that it should be a A Knight's Tale, but I have a hard time believing we'll be seeing Frenchmen clapping their hands and pounding their feet to OMD during the guillotine scenes.)

2. 1 feeds 2. It looks like Sofia has done what I hoped she'd do, apply her aesthetic to the material as opposed to being hemmed in by past choices by others. Sure, there are likely to be influences, as there are with anyone or anything, but it feels like Sofia felt something for the material and the character in more ways than just wanting to mount a lavish period piece or do something different. She obviously has, but at the same time, continues to do it her way.

3. The font's quality may be debatable, but I dig the design of the title sequence, with each piece coming in one after the other.

At 10:06 AM, Blogger Tim said...

Why would you see something made by a woman, Dash?

At 10:32 AM, Blogger Dashiell said...

i see many things made by women, Tim. Sophia's first two movies for example. Mary Haron's movies, some chantal akerman thrown in there for good measure. Some Baise-Moi. Some Rain. Maybe some Jesus' Son. Chicks are fine.

it seems to me that it's going to be the malaise of being Marie with cool hip shit thrown into the soundtrack and the Dunster frollicking in a period piece so that all the young women of the world can understand what it was like to be Marie.

I'm glad she's doing something different -- the loose camerawork in a period piece is a good start. Yeah sorry, it's that bloody song choice. I'd rather it be silent.

At 12:36 PM, Blogger Joshua said...

Dash is also in love with Claire Denis, if I'm not mistaken. Although, she's French and therefore doesn't count.

At 12:37 PM, Blogger Dashiell said...

oohh, yes i totally forgot about old Claire. I do love her.


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