20061001

Happiness > Sleep



So I've gone back and forth on this a few times now. I caught Michel Gondry's The Science of Sleep opening night in Richmond with the beautiful Amy. For those of you under a rock, Gondry directed Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Many visual similarities exist between the two. It really was a beautiful film, fresh, and at some points just awe-inspiring really. Likeable characters, off the wall humor that worked, multiple languages and fun with subtitles, a plinky and pleasant soundtrack (though nothing close to Eternal Sunshine-esque). My only issue was the continuity of the plot, as lines between fantasy and reality blur, it just ends up getting really muddied. It was really a beautiful film, I just find myself wishing it had been more cohesive at the end. If it had, this would have been a grand slam home run instead of a triple. Go see it.

Two songs today. The first is from the film score, an adaptation of an old Velvet Underground tune called "After Hours". It's been altered a little, sauced up with a hopswaying beat and multiple voices. It makes me smile.

"If You Rescue Me"

The second is a track by the movie's co-star Charlotte Gainsbourg (daughter of famed musician Serge Gainsbourg). She's a musician in her own right, this song co-written and produced by Air. It's tasty.

"The Song that We Sing"

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