J: 'Why are there people like Frank? Why is there so much trouble in this world?
S: 'I don't know. I had a dream. In fact it was the night I met you. In the dream there was our world and the world was dark because there weren't any robins, and the robins represented love. And for the longest time there was just this darkness. And all of a sudden thousands of robins were set free and they flew down and brought this blinding light of love and it seemed like that love would be the only thing that would make any difference. And it did!
So I guess it means there is trouble until the Robins come.'
not just a horror movie. It Follows has something beautiful and deeply moving, similar to the sexual anxieties played out by the teenagers in Charles Burns 'Black Hole', my favourite of American graphic novels.
one of the most striking cinematographic rules this film adheres to is its frame centre point, always the point of dread; something that throughout the film creates a repetition that inflicts itself on you like Chinese water torture. the tiny dot in the centre frame, it might be nothing or might be the slow growing presence of the ghoul ever walking toward you.
the relationships the teenagers have remind me of those in ET, or echoes of Ferris Bueller's Day Off, or other 70' / 80's movies, where the adults just don't exist. the faces of the adults are as vague as the ghouls that haunt their children, you don't remember them. its a romanic and insular world.
a recent find.
laking the innocent's of a Henry Darger panorama but offering a similarly confused and dreamy context and at the same time filled with the same anguish as Philip Guston's paintings, in their physicality, these illustrations are arresting.
Shoot with Morgan Childers, Los Feliz, Los Angeles, May 2015
Top, Trousers, Handbag & Boots all by Christian Dior AW15
Corset and Briefs Dolce & Gabbana
Photography Marie-Fleur Charlesworth
Fashion Felix Elisabetta Forma
Hair Fumi Noyose
Make up Holly Watts
Photography Assist Giles Di Palma
psychedelic version of Philip Marlow, not much not to like with a visionary Joanna Newsom kicking around the subplot like a talisman. and major Phoenix love. particular scenes in this movie feel as though they could only be real to be so implausible. magic.