So, to be forthright, I’m very ignorant of the avant-garde movement which presents something of a quandary because Pink Narcissus does indeed live up to its avant-garde conceits and possibly reveals my own density about the genre and possibly my own hang-ups about films which stridently eschew any specific focus on narrative. Although I can’t say I dislike Pink Narcissus, I just don’t quite think I “get it” which is much worse.
But, this is best shot, so one with the shots. The photos are necessarily racy – but head below the jump, this is erotica….
The reason I bring up my (sometimes stifling) dependency on narrative, is that even in choosing my “best” shots I tend to fall back on not what they look like, but what they mean….but with a shot like this
The film is not abstruse, though, and it’s easy enough to realise that the film is a series of dream sequences from the mind of a young, gay, male. There’s a sequence halfway through the film where he’s lying naked on the grass, and I’m not sure if it’s “real” or “imagined” and there’s this particular shot.
Eventually, I settled on a shot from early on…our protagonist is observing himself in the mirror….
|MY BEST SHOT|
Does this effectively represent the thrust of the entire movie? As I said, I’m feeling a bit dense when it comes to “understanding” and Pink Narcissus, but I do like the shot.
Head over to Nathaniel here and read the others, and I’m sure more lucid, best shot pieces.