2005-11-18 - 11:22 a.m.
In movies, books, and music, I have been encountering stuff lately that tears my November heart open like the claw of Eros ("Craw! C-L-A-W--Craw!")
If there is a more perfect song than "Trouble," I don't wanna know. (And his pre-folk pop ditties are really clever and tuneful, too.)
(And, for the love of god, he didn't order the death of Salman Rushdie.)
And last night I watched what I think will top my 2005 favorite film list, Me and You and Everyone We Know. You've probably already seen it...It's a hypnotic movie that I suspect I will want to watch over and over.
It's got the sorta mannered, epigrammatic quality of a Hal Hartley film, but it's not jokey. The poetic dialogue--each line delivered slowly and deliberately--serves a story with real feeling and humanity behind it.
The characters do slightly creepy things in misguided attempts to resolve their loneliness, set to a background of gentle, chimey little musical flourishes that make the action seem almost whimsical. But it is heart-rending.
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