Thursday, October 23, 2014

two biopics

movie doodles



Frida (2002) is about the life and times of artist Frida Kahlo, especially her relationship with fellow artist and husband Diego Rivera. It is a stunning movie; there is so much to this incredibly charismatic and bold woman. Oh & the colors! They were wonderful and the setting makes me want to travel to Mexico with a passion. Frida also incorporated Kahlo's paintings in an interesting and informative way as they played with animation throughout the film. If you have an interest in Frida Kahlo and her paintings, this movie really explores the development of her signature style.


Kill Your Darlings (2013) is an exciting romp through the origins of the Beat Generation. If you have ever felt "generational-ess" and wander through decades this movie is probably for you. It made great eye candy, especially if you love shots of an older New York City and, uhhh, sweaters. It was very quotable, but my only complaint would be sometimes you could just feel how hard they were trying to make a certain event into a "moment." Kill Your Darlings is often pretentious but enjoyably so.

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  1. Enjoyably pretentious. haha it's weird, but I know exactly what you mean. And isn't it funny how the setting of a movie can matter almost even more than the writing? I love watching "Vickie Christina Barcelona" because of all of the gorgeous shots of that gorgeous place.

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    1. true! such a favorite. And it's not even necessarily the place itself but the place seen from the eyes of someone else, I think.

      Claire

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