Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The City


I have been creatively inspired lately by music, films and friends. Therefore, my motivation towards Uni has decreased accordingly, sadly. I've recently watched "The Talented Mr.Ripey" which is an incredible, captivating and beautiful thriller set in the 1950s Naples. The simple storyline with complex characters was brought to life and made human by the incredible performances by Jude Law (at his utmost gorgeousness), Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett and Gwyneth Paltrow. Another movie worth watching was "Enemy" directed by Denis Villeneuve, based on a novel by JosĂ© Saramago and starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Now, this is movie deserve its own category of genre. Let's add that we are talking about a Canadian, and more specifically, a film quebĂ©cois! "Enemy" is an erotic thriller about a man discovering his doppelganger. Sounds simple but it is far from that. What is truly gripping is not only the twists in the plot but also the post-film process of trying to dissect the clues and trails left behind in order to make something out of the whole film. The use of the cinematography and music to depict the subconsciousness of one's mind transformed the booming and cosmopolitan city of Toronto into an eerie and haunting nightmare. It will leave you frightened and shaken, in the best way.

My good friends Laurent and Phoebe shot this while on a "photography day". I learned quite a chunk of photography jargon! The idea was to find a background that would make it unseeming to be in Montreal. Also, the editing and the inspiration was a completely based of the band "The 1975". I have been, still am, utterly immersed 24/7 in their music, choice of aesthetic and most of all, their eloquent and articulate speech. As you can tell : the title, the black and white and the grungy background. 

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