Blog By K.

dreamscape

In Fashion, Film, Music on 2011/03/12 at 4:07 pm

 

While listening

Photos from fashiongonerogue and film: Blue Velvet

Watching Danny Boyle’s latest work I can guarantee that you will remember the main song, If I Rise, for the film – since it’s so lyrically haunting and yet completely captivating at the same time. After immediately adding it to my playlist on Spotify I went scrambling through my personal image archives and started creating a moodboard of sorts, while the red thread being this song in particular. It ended up with a dreamy, you could even say surreal aspect to it, almost as if the lifephilosophy “anything is possible” was carried throughout the images – or at least something that is reflected in the song and unquestionably in the film itself. For those of you who haven’t seen 127 Hours by Boyle yet, you need to do so now. It outshines the other also critically acclaimed movie [with a similar theme] Buried in every possible way, except perhaps if you count sentiments of claustrophobia. Then Buried wins without even trying. Kudos to both films however for dealing superbly with what we call a “one man show”, although James Franco does get some help here and there by other characters in Boyle’s film (but do not be misled – it’s still Franco’s show) while Ryan Renolds in Buried stands on his own in the entire film. What it comes down to is your taste level I guess, when comparing these films to each other, or maybe by answering this: Are you a glas half empty or glas half full kind of a person? A pessimist (i.e. realist) or an optimist? Ultimately, this affects which of the films you prefer in the end. I’d like to see myself as a realistic optimist, but I’m not so sure if that’ll work on the long-run.

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