Love means compromise. Translated? That means I don't always get to pick the movie. When that happens, I pass time by picking apart the layers of the film - if you go deeper than the surface-story, there's interesting stuff down there.
- I could love the house in Iron Man, the way it was constructed (digitally) in a park in Malibu where no one, no matter how rich, is ever allowed to build. It was "made" entirely of poured concrete, but decorated with natural materials. Sheepskin rugs, burl wood coffee tables, grass, water.
- Ten Things I Hate About You is a contemporary, teenage adaptation of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew.
- Costumes in the Fifth Element were designed by Jean-Paul Gaultier, and like everything Gaultier, it's all about structure.
Last night we went to see The Dark Knight. I loved Heath Ledger's Joker. And I found Ledger costumed in this nurse scene (be patient - or drag the red button forward to 1:45) just like Registered Nurse, 2002, a mixed media work by the artist Richard Prince.