Thursday, June 17, 2010

Listening Post

Take artfully selected scenes from a deliberately provocative 2004 French film about a group of young girls being raised at an isolated boarding school, set it to a lovely and haunting piece of piano, cello and violin music written for another film that inspires either rabid devotion or glib dismissal -- Darren Aronofsky's The Fountain -- and what do you get?

Well, the result is something mesmerizing -- and strangely moving.

Here's Clint Mansell's The Last Man, lent to images from Innocence.


Sheriff Bart said...

Rabid or glib? Isn't there any middle ground?!? Can't we just get along?

Chez said...

The Fountain is one of those movies people seem to either really like or really dislike. I think it has something to do with its ostensible intended audience's predisposition to accept the cynical and dark as somehow "authentic" -- and the passionate and heartfelt as silly, trite or just plain phony.

For the record, I absolutely loved the movie.

Elise said...

Yay Chez! I can continue to love "The Fountain" as well! And this was just a gorgeous video.

On an aside, you seriously need to see "The Killer Inside Me". I would love your take on it.