May 21, 2005

Movie notes

Um, actually, the first three Star Wars were really bad too.

I watched The Wild One, it's still really difficult to imagine a motorcycle gang listening to jazz.

Northfork, with a bleached landscape of funeral-parlour quiet absurdism and the quasi-fairy tale vision of America as a place, of death, passings and unknown angels, may be the best movie I've seen this year. I especially liked the church missing the forth wall, the G-men's circular greeting, the silent cowboy writing prophecy, the boat on the plain, and the guessing game in the diner.