Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Cinéma du look: Subway

I have this thing that I say - "I only want to watch Memphis-inspired films."* Well, I finally got to see this Cinéma du look film by the great Luc Besson. So inspiring - the cinematography, the art direction, the styling, the Memphis-inspired colors, Isabelle Adjani, Christopher Lambert, and the most incredible song by Eric Serra, "It's Only Mystery." It's currently on Netflix stream.

Cinéma du look. Memphis-Milano Movement. An aesthetic kinship between two contemporary movements.

*I find that I have a hard time finding Memphis-inspired films. Do let me know if you can think of any.*