Alex Clare - Too Close
Here is another British musician.
He mixes a bit of dubstep into this song. His album Lateness of the Hour was produced by Diplo and Switch, this explains the use of dub. I hope people get to hear more about him, his songs are good! Anyhow, I wanted to make a quick post before going to class, see ya!
Daughter - Youth (The Wild Youth EP)
If you don’t know Daughter. You.Are.Welcome.
It’s a UK band; the lead singer is Elena Tonra who has just the most wonderful voice, so wonderful that this is what I wake up to in the morning (I change my alarm songs every so often). Igor Haefeli plays the guitar and that’s about it for the band members!
The lyrics to this song are so powerful to me, as I read them I can actually feel it and I start thinking of lost lovers and the pain they have caused. The part that hits me most is this:
And if you’re still breathing, you’re the lucky ones.
Cause most of us are heaving through corrupted lungs.
Setting fire to our insides for fun
Collecting names of the lovers that went wrong
The lovers that went wrong.
Want more? Listen to Candles, Landfill, The Woods and Home.
Sebastien Tellier - Kilometer (A-Trak Remix)
Found out about Sebastien T. just hopping from video to video on youtube and I really like it! I also noticed that his songs were used by Sofia Coppola in some of her films (Lost in Translation and Somewhere). This remix adds a bit more funk to it, the original is too slow. And the video… it speaks for it self. It is humorous to me because he is surrounded by all these girls who eat aphrodisiac food (I was disturbed with the hot dog scene though) and he pays them with checks. Checks!
One problem that happened with this movie was that I saw it over a period of 3 days which pretty much sucks because I hate doing that, I like watching films in one sit in. I have not had time lately to even stop what ever I have been doing, school, work and family have taken over everything lately… pretty exhausting!
Day 1: During the beginning of the movie I slowly came to reminisce one summer time of mine where all I did was go to the pool with my best girl friends, cook, nap, watch TV, go running and doing it all over again. You know? That lazy summer time care free feeling when all you have to worry about is putting on sunscreen so you don’t get too burned and the day is sunny and time goes slow and it is okay if you don’t do much?
That’s what the beginning of the movie brought into my mind, nice uh? Well, the story starts out just like that. It is about a couple Marianne and Jean-Paul (Romy Schneider and Alain Delon) who are vacationing in a summer house in St. Tropez (movie is in French with English subtitles) and let me tell you their hormones are pretty much raging. Marianne gets a phone call from a so called “friend” named Harry (Maurice Ronet) and invites him and his daughter Penelope (Jane Birkin) to come over and stay with them. Jean-Paul is skeptical about Harry and Marianne’s history; the movie begins to unfold…
Day 2: I was in awe of the fashion! Oh! I stopped the movie just to see what everyone was wearing. At first I was intrigued by Jane Birkin’s glasses which by the way, as her younger self in 1969 she is beautiful I didn’t recognize her at all! Lets not forget Romy Schneider’s amazing looks too (who according to my mother she had a dramatic life).
Day 3: I began the movie from the beginning. 0.o yes. I know. But only because my mom had gotten back from a trip and movies are the way we bond. Today I noticed how slow the movie is, it is 2 hours long. The camera movement showed how the actors looked at each other and caught their expressions to a former action. The climax of the movie finally comes and it wasn’t as dramatic as I hoped. I’m guessing it is because I saw the 2003 movie Swimming Pool by Francois Ozon which is very similar except the plot is much more complex and has a very ambiguous ending (Post on this movie later!)
Over all it’s a good movie. A bit too long for me but I enjoyed it. I recommend you watch it if you are in a sort of calm mood, cuz it ain’t cray! Au Revoir!
I’ll Try Anything Once by The Strokes has been stuck inside my head for a week. I honestly think this song will never lose my interest.
So sweet and soothing to my ear.
It makes me feel just lovely.
From the soundtrack of Sofia Coppola’s film Somewhere
Thoughts of this movie from me coming near you sometime in 2012!
But for now just listen :)
La Piel que Habito (The Skin I live in)
First post EVER! Pretty excited I must say.
I dedicate this one to my mom for always being there for me and supporting me through the tough times of creating and editing this new blog of mine and thanks to the ACADEMY! <- I do thank my mom though, she was the one who told me to watch the film.
This movie is by far one of the best ones I have seen recently…MUST WATCH. The film (I do NOT condone spoilers) is a twisted psychological thriller of a plastic surgeon (Antonio Banderas) and his stay at home patient (Elena Anaya) who is used for his “medical findings” for non-burning skin. The scenes go a couple years back only to introduce a new character (Jan Cornet) which connects with the plastic surgeon. I will say no more! It is actually bothering me that I cannot share the fascinating revelation of the plot but what I should mention is that this film is by Almodovar. For those who do not know he is a well known spanish filmmaker (known for Volver, Broken Embraces and many older movies I need to get started on watching). What I mostly loved about the film was the development of the characters and how everything was given to you by pieces. It felt like I was unwrapping a gift with many layers of paper and in the center was this magnificent movie that basically blew my mind, only because I was so oblivious of the truth. The movie is in spanish with english subtitles I really recommend this… I’m actually going to watch it again this week to see my response a second time. Adios!