Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Fish Tank

Andrea Arnold, 2009

DP: Robbie Ryan

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Blogger Beezer B said...

Loved it right. My only complaints about the entire film were that I thought it would have been cuter but perhaps less realistic if she was a good dancer, and that no teenager, now, is gonna be really into Illmatic. She had the music taste of a guy who picks music for films. A guy like me, except I'd have picked something more realistic.
It's still a nice ending though.

I might buy the dvd. Her little sister is the greatest.

12:39 am  
Blogger David N said...

But what would she be listening to? Maybe not Nas but I doubt you're anymore qualified to choose than whoever did choose. From what I've read about the process, the actress was heavily involved in building the character - the dancing came from her, etc.

But yeah, great film. Arnold is making a version of Wuthering Heights next, which I find faintly disappointing, somehow. A retreat from grappling with messy present reality.

9:32 am  
Blogger Beezer B said...

I am more qualified. Duh.

1:11 am  
Blogger David N said...

You're middle-class, about 10 years older than she is, from North London, and you know too much about music to make a choice that would be unselfconscious.

Other than that you're qualified.


9:34 am  
Blogger Beezer B said...

It doesn't have to be the right choice it just doesn't want to be so obviously the wrong one. Touchy.

9:49 am  
Blogger David N said...

No touchiness - I have nothing at stake in this since I barely noticed what the cd in question was and am manifestly unqualified to judge what would be authentic anyway - I just think the same rule applies to "not right" and "so wrong" in these circumstances.

Or maybe your "duh" rubbed me up wrong. Duh? Da.

4:15 pm  

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