If Chungking Express is a movie about how interconnected we all are but our refusal to reach out, then Fallen Angels is about interrogating how much respect we give to those invisible rules keeping us apart.
The craziest shit happens at night time. I went to a festival in my first year of uni wearing a pair of black fly knit Nikes. I jumped into the middle of a mosh pit and, well, I guess I hadn’t secured one of…
Here’s my own personal tale of cinema:
One time, I went to go see Knives Out, the week it released. It was after a particularly miserable job interview and I wanted to clear my mind. The guy next to me was eating a Zinger KFC box meal. How could I tell it was a Zinger and not any other? Because the spicy smell kept wafting over to my nose between bites, as he was chewing with his mouth open.
When I was in uni I watched two versions of this movie that drastically changed my entire view of film, and taught me a lot about how the grammar of film works.
It was the exact same movie visually twice but the score had changed between versions. Unfortunately my memory is complete rubbish but I do remember it completely transformed how I was reading the movie.
In one version I saw, Maya Deren goes to pick up the needle off…
If, as Roger Ebert said, movies are a machine that generates empathy, then Golden Chickensss, even more so than the original, is a machine for generating surprise. And, inevitably, its close cousin: delight. That’s why I’m awarding it my highest rating of 968966898 out of 10000000000.
One of the best looking movies ever. I’ve seen this countless times over the years. I love how fucking brilliant the narration in this is; at the start, Scorsese does that classic talk and show something at the same time move. But once everything starts going and slipping to shit, the film tries to purposefully confuse you. The narration starts falling out of line with what’s happening on screen. It fully breaks diegesis to show you the characters have lost control of the movie. They go from telling the story to chasing it.