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Matt, a young glaciologist, soars across the vast, silent, icebound immensities of the South Pole as he recalls his love affair with Lisa. They meet at a mobbed rock concert in a vast music hall - London's Brixton Academy. They are in bed at night's end. Together, over a period of several months, they pursue a mutual sexual passion whose inevitable stages unfold in counterpoint to nine live-concert songs.
There is one thing worse than really bad porn.
And that's pretentious porn.
Who would have thought unsimulated sex could look so bland and be so uninteresting to witness.
I sat through this film yesterday when it was called '28 Hotel Rooms' - that film had actual actors, it didn't use sex as a gimmick and it actually tried to develop characters. This just feels exploitive - to the actors and the audience. There is no time spent developing any kind of relationship or background, no time spent on conversation, no time spent doing anything except going to gigs and fucking.
I'm just glad that Winterbottom knows how to pick a soundtrack, otherwise this would have been an unbearable 66 minutes.
The dvd cover of this movie states that 9 Songs is, "The most sexually explicit film in the history of British cinema". Hard to disagree with that statement, this film is very graphic for a supposed mainstream release with various unsimulated sex scenes and a host of other pervy action.
Dirk said in his review that this was "pretentious porn" and he was right. We have one sex scene after another followed by some drug taking and an "indie" band performing a song very few people have heard of. With the exception of Primal Scream's "Moving On Up",I must say I wasn't familiar with any of these tracks.
Every now and again you see a review or a dvd that…
“Dear Penthouse Forum: I never believed your letters were true, until I had an experience that changed my mind. I’m a British Antarctic researcher named Matt (Kieran O’Brien), considered good-looking by my friends. One day I met a hot American named Lisa (Margo Stilley), and I could tell she’d be into everything! By night, we’d go to concerts by hipster in-bands like Von Bondies and Franz Ferdinand; by later-that-night, we’d do drugs and have graphic sex. Oral, bondage, full-on money shots—you name it! We even got director Michael Winterbottom to shoot us on grainy video. I never got to know a thing about Lisa, but that’s okay, because I don’t know anything about myself, either! I can just reflect metaphorically on the experience while flying over polar ice, and maybe try to convince myself that there was a point to it besides a pretentious experiment in high-concept art porn.”
This film contains:
- Random, irrelevant and utterly pointless facts about the Antarctic.
- Acting more wooden than the boners featured.
- More sex.
- Random indie gigs at the Brixton Academy (Now o2 Academy Brixton)
- More unsimulated sex.
- No storyline whatsoever.
- Nonsensical business.
- The Antarctic.
Song #1 Whatever Happened To My Rock and Roll by The Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
Garage rock classic from the band's debut album B.R.M.C. I remember this song from my watching MTV2 days. Love the chorus of "I fell in love with the sweet sensation,I gave my heart to a simple chord,I gave my soul to a new religion, Whatever happened to you ?"
Song #2 C'mon C'mon by The Von Bondies
The only song I know by this American band. They sound like Aussie rockers The Vines to me but this was a good performance of a fine song.
Song #3 Fallen Angel by Elbow
Quite like a bit of Elbow but this performance of an early album track…
Wenn dieser Film künstlerischen Anspruch erhoben hat, jenseits davon expliziten Sex auf die Leinwand zu bringen, dann habe ich ihn verpasst.
I love Michael Winterbottom's films and I have a huge amount of respect for the way he pushes at the boundaries of cinema's mainstream conventions.
9 songs famously and successfully challenges the UK BBFC's boundaries for the depiction of sex. But that doesn't make it a good film. The nine songs of the title are interspersed with scenes of the lead couple fucking (yes, for real) and it turns out that that just isn't very interesting.
It says a lot that the absolute memorable highlight of this film for me was the footage of the Von Bondies at Brixton Academy.
This is one of those films you should watch every ten years, if anything just to use it to judge how your own tastes, character and maturity development. I can certainly say my second experience of it was different, and more informative. A film to review yourself by.
No me parece raro valorar tanto a 9 SONGS. Es más, saber que para muchos es aburrida ó carente de gracia me hace disfrutarla un tanto más. Claro, la vi en un momento idóneo en mi vida. Quizá verla hoy, con más años encima no será lo que fue. Sin embargo, en el 2005, solo hubo 3 películas que puse encima de ella: (3) Kiss Kiss Bang Bang [que bien pudo ser un título alternativo para esta]; (2) Batman Begins; y (1) A History of Violence.
En el 2005, dudo que haya sido un romántico. Leo mi blog y sé que no lo era. Lo que yo vi entonces fue un film sumamente honesto y sencillo, sin pretensiones y muy…
I don't have a problem with Winterbottom shooting 200 hours of cheap footage for a concert/sex film. In fact, a lot of the songs are pretty damn awesome, had Winterbottom not shot most of the concert footage from a static viewpoint in the crowd.
Best porn on Netflix.
Is it me or does the story does not make any sense at all?
Ok, é hora de separar os garotinhos dos adultos.
“Nove Canções” não é só um filme estilo droga-sexo-e-rock-and-roll. Veja bem, ele se trata disso, mas o que quero dizer é que ele não é baseado apenas nisso. Não entendeu ? Vamos lá.
Boa parte da história se passa, além da cama, em shows de rock, trazendo uma lógica clara ao título, que mesmo traduzido se manteve fiel ao original, “9 Songs”. São elas:
1. “Whatever Happened to my Rock and Roll” (BRMC)
2. “C’mon, C’mon” (The Von Bondies)
3. “Fallen Angel” (Elbow)
4. “Movin’ On Up” (Primal Scream)
5. “You Were the Last High” (The Dandy Warhols)
6. “Slow Life” (Super Furry Animals)
7. “Jacqueline” (Franz Ferdinand)
8. “Debbie” (Michael…
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, piel y Antártida
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