28 December 2004

When I live my dream

Wes Anderson has accomplished in "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" one of my cinematographic fantasies. A dozen of Bowie's songs punctuate the story along its course, each time with a mixture of evidence and caricature. The effect is brilliant and thrilling. Because the soundtrack is made almost entirely from one single artist and from very popular songs. But the songs are never catching the attention away from the story. They blend in the movie, yet they are outsanding, because they are performed as if they would act as a chorus in a play. Few are Bowie's originals. Most of them are performed beautifully in brazilian by Seu Jorge.
One scene of the movie confirms another thing: Bowie's music is perfect for trackshots. It has already been demonstrated by Leos Carax in "Mauvais Sang" in the best scene of the movie with Denis Lavant running on the beats of "Modern Love".
"The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" is also just a great movie, full of lights and colors. Check out the official website to grab some cool AIM icons or watch few excerpts.


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