Saturday, 14 April 2012

Home is where I want to be

In the thick of the all consuming Australian Fashion Week pre-production schedule, two moments of beauty as distraction with the new film starring Sean Penn, 'This Must Be the Place' and a re-visit to an old favourite 'Paris, Texas'.

"In This Must Be The Place, Sean Penn plays Cheyenne, a bored, retired, wealthy American goth rock star living in Dublin (and looking a lot like Robert Smith). He's a complex character, bumbling around town with friends and living in an enormous mansion with his down-to-earth wife of 35 years, Jane (Frances McDormand.) When he learns of the death of his father - who he has been estranged from for over 30 years - he returns to America to embark on a road trip that will change him forever. Featuring a terrific soundtrack with music and lyrics by David Byrne and Will Oldham, This Must Be The Place is a genuinely unique film full of warmth, humour, profundity and lots of eye-liner." Hopscotch

Featuring the joyous musicial genius of Talking Heads...

And the glorious film by German director Wim Wenders, 'Paris, Texas' starring Harry Dean Stanton and Nastassja Kinski.

"The plot focuses on an amnesiac (Stanton) who, after mysteriously wandering out of the Mojave Desert, attempts to re-assimilate his life with his brother, his seven year old son, as well as track down his former wife (Kinski). At the 1984 Cannes Film Festival, the film won the Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) from the official jury." Wikipedia

The distinctive musical score was composed by Ry Cooder and is an absolute gem.

- RB

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