Sunday, November 9, 2008

Goggly Goggly

Movie Poster

I love movies. Ever since I was little I would fall in love with a movie and become fixated on it. I would watch it again and again, and just as my father recently told me, each time I would watch it, it would be like the first time again; I would still be excited as if I didn't know the ending. The movies of this mentioned childhood were mainly fantasy oriented: 'Willow', 'The Dark Crystal', and 'Legend' among others. I firmly believe these fantastical movies shaped my current aesthetics...which leads me to "The Fall". I had desperately wanted to see it when it was out in theathers in May and never got the chance. ( I really wish now, more than ever, that I had gotten to see it on the big screen.)
'Mae West' Salvador Dali

Besides the brillant and moving writing, the imagery is sensational. There were touches of Dali's landscape/portrait double paintings as well as hints of 'The Cell' (which the visionary  Tarsem also directed) 

The masked bandits. I love this look. I'd really like to incorporate it in my new paintings series that I'm starting.
Charles Darwin. I love the patterns in this still....such lovely and precise detail!

I know this movie will become one of the films I watch again and again. Rent it, buy it, watch it now!!!


. c h o k l i t . said...

OK, I hadn't even heard of this film, but your post convinced me to rush out to find it.

And what?!?! Labyrinth didn't make the list of obsessively watched adolescent movies?

If you haven't seen Mirror Mask - that's the next one to get.

. c h o k l i t . said...

Found The Fall, watched, adored! The costuming was delectable, and everything about the production design amazed me - the locations, the sets...

What a strange and beautiful vision!