First discovered this film because of OMD, and once I noticed the same actress from Diary of a Lost Girl was in it I figured I had to watch it. Louise Brooks is used well as a jarring portrayal of Melodrama, I almost want to say she's the female Chaplin (though that is likely a massive overstatement) In both of these 1929 collaborations with G.W. Pabst, There is heavy reliance on a constant emotional delivery with context and is utterly visual.
The beautiful transcendence of this is astonishing. The message behind it is even more relevant today than at the time, and that's the fact that technology is so much more than just something in our lives, it IS our lives.
I'm a big fan of Philip Glass, so it was cool to hear his score for this one. Much like his "Music in Twelve Parts" it is very hypnotic and mesmerising. Ripping out the foreground of a traditional film, this…
This used to be my favourite of the trilogy, and sometimes it still is, but generally it’s a step down from Spider-Man 2. And a pretty big one in terms of just quality and not entertainment. But I enjoy this film too much to say it’s not an ironic masterpiece.
If the first film had a nostalgic look and the second one had a modern day look, this one has a more futuristic look and feel. Some say the look…
If the first film of the trilogy should tell you anything it’s that you’re in for a ride as to what’s in store here. Compared to the first film, this one is more of a drama, and a tale of someone growing into a real man. This reaches new heights for this world, and remains the most human superhero movie ever made.
Does this movie have flaws? Sure. But I could find just as many flaws in the oh-so precious…