Wednesday, February 13, 2008

If you were going to set a film in Brooklyn 1988, would you score the lengthy opening club scene to "Heart Of Glass"? Would you set later scenes to "The Magnificent Seven," "Rapture," and "Let's Dance"? Maybe those songs felt appropriate because most films about Crime and Family are set about a decade earlier.

I was going to make a wry comment about James Gray's next film, which would presumably be a brooding meditation on (well, not a meditation on, more like an exercise involving) Crime and Family released in 2013, starring two conflicted young men and an aging patriarch. But it looks like he's got a movie already in post-production about Romance and Family featuring one conflicted young man and a matriarch. Guess he showed me.

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