woah, Kern just keeps getting crazier, but also more interesting
lmao I love Nic so much.
His movies are the epitome of fetishistic indulgent filmmaking and that's precisely what's so great about them. It's why any comparisons to the likes of Argento and Morrissey are more than just aesthetics, it's ingrained in the very nature of their art's point of view. You can't make a movie that is this funny, terrifying, fucked up, and beautiful unless you're that special kind of asshole. The Neon Demon seems to be the outlier…
THIS MOVIE IS SO FUCKING DELIGHTFUL, JESUS CHRIST.
It's like a big ball of hope, humor and warmth without any over-sentimentality or cheesiness. It has an overwhelming sense of optimism but never becomes dishonest, an incredible achievement in my book. From start to finish it repeatedly makes me laugh and enjoy myself. When it's over I want to watch it again. I need more thoughtful films like this in my life.
Lol I lowkey rewatched it, I think that’s the second time I’ve ever done that in less than 24 hours. Anyway some notes I took.
- Yah like the first viewing my brain kept thinking of how it uses a lot of Kurosawa-esque composition and visual texture.
- So many shots that emphasize how the people interact with the natural world. It’s symbiotic. You see the food sticking to their hands and their feet kicking dirt.
- Like I said…