Thursday, 2 September 2010

"I know it's vulgar to discuss the work at the opening of the work..."

"It's a lie. It's a bunch of sad strangers photographed beautifully, and all the glittering assholes who appreciate art say it's beautiful 'cause that's what they want to see. But the people in the photos are sad, and alone, but the pictures make the world seem beautiful. So the exhibition's reassuring, which makes it a lie, and everyone loves a big fat lie."

5 comments:

Burning Reels said...

I must watch this film again. Not seen it since it came out and I remember being mostly impressed.

Improve upon further viewings?

TomS said...

It's as compelling a script as a modern-day "Viginia Woolf". Further viewings allow one to observe the characters and listen to the words. It's a wonderful and underrated film.

Luke said...

Gosh... Natalie has never been as good as she was here... I know, I know - Jude Law too. :)

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

burning reels this is definitely one that gets better the more you watch it. it also gets sadder, but that's the point.

tom yes it is as compelling as that, perhaps not as artistically brilliant but still good. nichols does really good (but ignored) work here.

luke see i was avoiding jude. sure, i think julia+jude > natalie+clive but i think the cast is generally brilliant, so i don't mind. and i love this entire scene.

anahita said...

I STILL HAVE TO SEE THIS. how have I not!? x