A series of hazy 8mm vignettes, accompanied by a soft, lilting voice over, in which girls skulk around schoolyards, spray graffiti, drink, smoke, pose and embrace, evoking the loneliness, confusion and overwhelming wonder of growing up.
In Paris, a young American who works as a Michael Jackson look-alike meets Marilyn Monroe, who invites him to her commune in Scotland, where she lives with Charlie Chaplin and her daughter, Shirley Temple.
I believe this to be a little masterpiece of cinema. It is a poem, short and sweet. His voice over is an honest truth, full of all of the artistic themes and traits that Korine carries. The way it is filmed is reminiscent of Charlie Chaplin. It has the essence of silent film. Old film has a way of aging, having frayed edges and overblown light. This film, does this somewhat intentionally, giving it a beautiful timeless quality. This film floats above all over contemporary cinema, floating in a poetic world of its own. You cannot beat the simplicity and beauty of this film. Long Live Harmony Korine.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this