David Sebastian Cardoza
We fought against the day and we won...
And I thought I was crazy.
Visual-Namco-shoot-em-up-gut-punch from start to finish. Blasted in the head and catapulted back through the veil of time to the formative days of Time Crisis 2 and House of the Dead on the Game Cube, broken A/C in the hot LA summertime while the neighbors barked like dogs and life was all flashing lights and Dance-Dance-Revolution and Resident Evil and Pelon Pelo Rico and dropping my Gameboy Advanced in the toilet from overstimulation. “The kid’s…
I remember watching part of this with my mother back home and she was really quite taken aback by it. It's a film that's quite literally created and told by people in outlandish improvised increments.
And now, finishing it off some months later in a totally different city, different air, different people, all I can do is think of where it began and wonder, it doesn't make any sense how we got here, but it's strangely comforting to know that we did.
Coppola’s BIG PICTURE masterpiece from his unsung period. Excited now to check out One From the Heart. Here, he identifies most with his characters, in that like them, he too is running quickly out of time. A director on the road to his demise, saves his career by revamping the youth picture into an arthouse melodrama with its outlandish style and all-encompassing message from the streets, both of which dart at each other’s necks at the lightingfast speeds of two…