8.11.10

3 Strangers And Meanwhile City

HE blogged about it though I didn't know about it.
I found his blog and posted a link to it on Twitter.

SHE saw it and had her curiosity piqued by something which she sent back to me.
I was captivated and so ran to get it on Friday evening.


We are 3 strangers and Franklyn, became our common ground for a moment in time.



Franklyn is a film of 2 realities, 4 tragedy stricken characters and one thread that strings together their unlikely beads of life.

I myself was drawn in by the set and costume design (which is spectacular), the twist of period London in all it's murky hues and the promise of a good yarn.

Franklyn is not a seamless tale. If it were a dancer she would be an an ambitious mover yet a little unsure and thus jerky in her movement. As it stands I really enjoyed loosing myself in it's creases and would recommend it to some but not all people that I know. I loved the visual contrasts of it and the tale shall haunt me for a fair while.

The storyteller was so used to his fantasies that no matter how good his reality was, it was never enough. Would never be enough.

I wouldn't listen to my film recommendations. What I like usually suffers from rather poor reviews if you care about such things! to put it politely, my tastes are rather off beat. That said, it doesn't mean that I will stop trying to get you to watch the motley crew of DVDs that we have on our shelves.

11 comments:

  1. now you make me wanna see it just to check out the set and costumes.

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  2. I'll probably hate this. I do however, love your overview. It's very inspirational.

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  3. off beat is always good in my book!
    Looks like it's full of visual delights~

    xo

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  4. I want to see this just for the visuals!! I like movies that are offbeat.

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  5. You know I'm gonna hunt this down and watch this, right?!
    The costumes do indeed look spectacular.... and reality bites anyway ;)

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  6. Oh my what lovely imagery! I feel a tickling of inspiration in my noggin-- my fav is the lady with the red hands. Peekaboo!

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  7. The visual and the costume looks great however I think I would pass on this one...I'm not really good with off beat flims :( coz I get lost and confuse...or 98% of the time I didn't get the concept of the movie.

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  8. this looks rather odd....but in a very interesting way!

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  9. haha! your little disclaimer at the bottom just makes me want to go see it that much more :P

    OH there was a film i've watched a few times in school that it makes me now wonder if you'd like it.. if only i could remember the name.. "blow up", the 1966 version :P

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  10. I'll probably hate this. I do however, love your overview. It's very inspirational.

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