“The most powerful experiences we have as humans are a combination of psyche, love and erotica, which can really lock you in an extraordinarily powerful way to experiences beyond what you know and beyond what you can control,” says Campion. “If you look back at those moments, they are often powerful awakenings, way beyond your comfort zone. There’s a sort of calling against decorum, against what’s best.” Jane Campion, reflecting on her films, Wuthering Heights, […]
People make mistakes.
Mia and Sebastian choose career over relationship, so I see them separated by the very city and idea that brought them together. The twin effect is a nod to the film’s sliding doors moment in the final scene: we are every possibility until we choose one.
My homage to Mickey and Gus. I found the story of two people attempting to be vulnerable deeply moving and the ideal antidote to these deeply cynical times. Liner note: the triangle/circle motif comes from the 12-step sobriety chips. Bonus: Phone background
“I love the idea of “problematic.” Problematic art isn’t bad art, it’s art that has problems. “Problematic” is an idea that lets us lower the cost of acknowledging and fixing bad and wicked things in our world. Without “problematic,” all you have is “bad” and “good,” and that means that any stain on a piece of art that moved you, improved you, opened your horizons and lifted you up is a disqualifier — being virtuous […]
An exercise in extreme reduction. My favourite is the title split. (PS: the Heptapod symbol translates to “you have chosen life.” More here.)
Scottish writer Hope Whitmore wants what Scarlett Johansson’s Charlotte had in Lost in Translation, and it’s a lovely bag of wants: I want to sing Brass in Pocket on karaoke in a baby-pink wig. I want the freedom of an unknown city; a small girl anonymous amid the crowds under the neon billboards. I want to steal Bill Murray’s jacket and return it to him with tears in my eyes in a hotel foyer, and all of this in […]