This looks and feels exactly like every other film made for the masses in Germany that came to cinemas for decades at this point in almost every regard. It works when it’s honest but from a filmmaking standpoint this is the same cheap shit we‘ve gotten forever at this point. Fans of the Before films might enjoy the quick witty references but you’re far better off watching those again than Sachertorte anytime soon
Everything and everyone in Wong Kar Wais Fallen Angels is cool but equally as sad. We watch these characters live, not go through a grand changing moment. They are fine and not fine at all in where they are going, masquerading their pain with tons of cigarettes and booze. As if you take the aesthetics of crime noir thriller and just observe the protagonists (but much more their environment) and just make them feel alive in their little world. This…
A film that feels like it’s not even from earth.
It’s like it’s made by aliens pretending to be humans, pretending to interact like people, using cinema as a means to persuade you.
Not ever have I questioned my own existence on this planet like this before. How could it have come to this.
The Dune books influence on Sci-Fi already speaks for itself, and the famous never-happened adaptation by Jodorowsky was a milestone for cinema, judging from what you can gather from the documentary. I haven’t watched the Lynch version yet (which I heard wasn’t that good and judging from the Box office, also not such a success) and also only recently started the book, but I already became kind of obsessed with the legacy it left.
So, now, more then 35 years…