May 24, 2014

Keynotes

Still on waiting mode (dare I say I‘ve mastered the art of that). These past few weeks have been really stressful and complicated but at least I got the chance to spend some quality time with friends and family, something I am not very keen on doing. Hopefully this summer is going to be a busy one and distract the hell out of me (focusing on details is not always a good thing; you miss the bigger picture).

And speaking of pictures, have you seen “Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)”, yet?

Great cast, lovely photography, interesting art direction (certainly very pleasing to the eye), praiseworthy soundtrack but, something was missing. I needed more intriguing characters, I guess. I liked the story but it seemed incomplete to me. Like the films I keep in my drawer and never actually develop. Maybe it was meant to be seen by romantics only (which I am clearly not). Anyhow, I did like it (very much, to be honest), I just hoped for more. Don’t let the first 30 minutes bore you away, it does get better. Oh and by the way the title is not a reference to the 1981 “Only Lovers Left Alive” Wanderers album (sadly, that story never left my head), but I can’t complain much since ”Can't Hardly Stand It” (by Charlie Feathers) was included in the soundtrack and that truly made my day - I literally jumped off my seat when it started to play (some songs do that to me).

8 comments:

  1. I haven't seen 'Only Lovers Left Alive' yet, but I keep stumbling across people online talking about it, so I'm quite intrigued. :)

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  2. I think it's one of those movies that you either love or hate.

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  3. I love visiting your blog, it's fresh, yet dark and moody at the same time, and your posts are filled with the most delicious imagery.

    I haven't heard of - Only Lovers Left Alive - but will definitely look it up :)

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  4. Thank you so much:-)

    Do look it up; it's well-acted and lavishly produced.

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  5. I'm sorry you've been stressed out. I know what you mean - I make myself spend quality time sometimes but I'd rather be alone.

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  6. I am glad there are others. I feel so uncomfortable at family gatherings and such. But, it's a necessary evil, I guess. I hope that didn't sound too cold :-/

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  7. Mακάρι να ξε-στρεσαριστείς (δημιουργούμε και λέξεις αμεε!) γρήγορα & ότι σε βασανίζει να φύγει σύντομα. Κακό πράγμα το άγχος είπαμε αλλά δεν λέει να μας αφήσει. Την ταινία θα την δώ μόλις βρώ ευκαιρία, έχω μείνει πολύ πίσω με τις καινουργιες ταινίες.

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  8. Κανένα μαντζούνι εκεί στη Σκωτία δεν έχουν για το άγχος; :-D

    Να τη δεις - και μόνο για το εικαστικό κομμάτι (είμαστε ηδονοβλεψίες, τι να κάνουμε), αξίζει τον κόπο (δύο ώρες είναι αυτές). 'Οχι ότι δεν έχει ενδιαφέρον σεναριακά, απλά κάποιες σκήνες (αρχή και τέλος) τις βρήκα περιττές.

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