Sunday, September 5, 2010

Lo Sono L'Amore


Luca Guadagnino's recent film 'I Am Love' utterly captivated me, with its gorgeous architecture and interiors (the Villa Necchi Campiglio is an example of Italian rationalist architecture from the 30's with decadent bourgeois furnishings), the impeccable clothing (Fendi and Jil Sander, no less), the typography, masterful use of colour, cinematic score, and the use of cuisine to add further sensual notes throughout.  Even the melodrama was a welcome display... this is cinema.  While not a perfect film, this movie, like Tom Ford's 'A Single Man', left me in deep meditation.  Beauty seems to be a perfect environment for pathos.

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