Saturday, June 19, 2010

FILMS...

Come on, own up - how many times have you re-watched it in the past few days?



I have great hopes for Elle Fanning, purely from the withering look she gives Johnny/Stephen over breakfast after he's spent all night shagging. (Also - weird that no one knows if Sofia's new baby is a boy or girl or what the name is yet? I'll take guesses.)

Gainsbourg (Vie Heroique) - I went to a screening of this (it comes out on July 30 in the UK) and as billed, it was an almost expressionist kind of jaunt. The first film to be directed by Joann Sfar, previously known as a graphic artist, it felt fresh and I think it was the only way to make a French film about Gainsbourg without taking the 11 hour long faithful biopic route. It was sort of like a collage of snippets and moments of Gainsbourg's life, done with humour and surreal touches. I especially liked Serge's parents in the film, freaking out like a couple of teenagers about Brigitte Bardot (Laetitia Casta) being in their house. I'm sure there will be many people who won't like how it was done, or what it covered but then any film about a legendary figure is going to stir feelings up. It didn't delve in too deeply to anything but as a visually driven film it was a pretty great ride.
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2 comments:

If Jane said...

i am interested in seeing sofia's "somewhere"...and true i haven't heard yet i you had a baby et al...

shutter island...i haven't seen it yet although i know i will, i anything, because it is scorsese...

sex in the city 2...honestly i think i have mentioned before...i only saw two episodes of "sex in the city" whilst in paris...and it didn't click with me...

sfar's gainsbourg...saw it.
i have to admit if you have actually footage, ie films, documentaries etc etc...then...i am always confused why is it necessary to have an actor play the said person ???.
anyway, this is not to say that i haven't watched an biopic...but....

Claire * Lola Is Beauty said...

If Jane - she had the baby a couple of weeks ago - link is to a pic of her pushing a pram and Romy walking alongside - but no one knows if the baby is a boy or a girl or the name yet, they made no announcement and of course it wears neutral coloured clothing!