Bret McKenzie, one of my favourite actors, musicians, comedians… one of the, I think, most talented people ever won an Oscar yesterday! Whoop! The star of the hilarious series Flight Of The Conchords (you really missed something if you haven’t watched it yet!) won in the category best original song. The song was Man or Muppet he wrote for The Muppets film. Even though only one other tune was nominated (Real in Rio from animated film Rio) I’m more than happy he got the award! As much as I’m in love with Bret I am with the second part of the Flight of the Conchords duo Jemaine Clement though. They are great together and I’d really love to see one of their live gigs one day! Even though there are no dates scheduled…
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As I promised yesterday I’ll introduce you the movie Dolls by Takeshi Kitano today. It was made in 2002. It’s a quite film about love, lost love and death. Yet the main theme “death” is not classified as good or bad, it’s a relative event that gives the movie more like a setting.
Kitano himself said he doesn’t understand why today’s society loathes death, so he made it the theme. He then said he wanted to make a contemporary love story because he doesn’t like the way people talk or behave to each other these days. So the film was ready to make.
Watch it! It’s really beautifully made. Not only because Yohji Yamamoto was the creative head behind the costumes, which are indeed AMAZING! Goodness, I love his design! Even Kitano was amazed by the vivid colours of the costumes that he slowly abandoned his initial idea of the plot and began reshaping the story, loosing himself in irrealism and symbolism.
Over the last few days I’ve been listening to one of my favourite soundtracks and I thought about sharing it with you here. It’s the soundtrack of the Korean movie called The Naked Kitchen, which I saw about a year ago via… ahem… Internet (I know! You shouldn’t do that!!).
If you ever have the chance though, watch the movie or listen to the soundtrack somehow. Really, it’s a weird yet lovely little movie with just as lovely music. You can compare it to French movies, which are always slightly weird but beautiful nevertheless.
As for the costumes, they are very well chosen and I especially like the blue dress the main actress Shin Min-A is wearing in the beginning. You can also see it in the trailer. So then, give it a go and have fun watching it!