I just got through watching Rashomon, and I’m sure at some point I’ll have insightful things to say about it. But in the meantime:
- Women throughout time have had really, really weird ideas about fashion. Those eyebrows really freaked me out. Much worse than metrosexual crab people.
- During the woman’s story, the composer was just a wee bit “inspired by” (in the John Williams “completely ripped off” sense) Ravel’s Bolero.
I enjoyed it, but seriously, those eyebrows remind me of the old women I see who’ve shaved theirs and tattooed some weird arch over their eyes in a color unrelated to their actual hair.
One thought on “Rashomon and Style”
Speaking of style, I saw a stylistically very cool movie this week. Mirrormask. It’s written by Neil Gaiman (all the /. goo all the time about his American Gods novel), and uses a lot of Jim Henson Creature Shop puppetry, but to MUCH better effect than previous stuff I’ve seen them do.
Great visuals, great music. coolest feeling movie since the Snatch/Matrix days. And a much cooler actual movie than either, even if it is basically a fairy tale. Actually kinda reminded me of Time Bandits, but works much better.
Anywho, I’m gonna blog about it when I get a frickin’ moment to myself, but I figured I’d mention it now, since we’re talking about movies and style.