Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Imaginary Heroes

I watched this after the earlier rant about heroes which I wrote, although it covers some of the same ground. A terrific film, with a screenwriter/director who turned 24 while making it, I must say he wrote a wonderful part for Sigourney Weaver. Emile Hirsch plays the son with more life-shattering traumas than a barrel of monkeys (I did what with my what?). The characters spend a lot of time staring at the heavens, with the occasional aid of a delightful piece of lawn furniture.

11 comments:

Celeste Bergin said...

The sigourney weaver resemblance... So few lines...but so perfect.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

wonderful likeness

I just watched the trailer on youtube and trying to figure out how I could have missed this film!!!!! of to put a hold on it....

Anja said...

I'm not familiar with the film, but staring at the heavens sounds so nice to my tired mind at this moment.

Jasmine said...

I don't know this film, but of the films that Sigourney is in, I like her best in ghost busters. I like that she turns into a levitating hound of hell and snores really loudly!

ArtSparker said...

Celeste - There is something finely drawn about her face which seems akin to her frequently playing characters (as well as in this film, also Linda in Snowcake and Ripley in Alien) that have a drive to cut away the bullshit and leave the outlines.

aleph said...

I don´t know the film. Strange that symbiosis of hair, shoulders and backs (I asume they´re mother and son, but it doesn´t make any difference), and strange the way they stare, as if they were looking for each other in the infinite due to an impossible encounter of their eyes on earth.

ArtSparker said...

Aleph - Theirs is actually one of the healthier relationships in the film, although still fraught. Her hair was almost a character itself in its uncombedness - a theme I will be exploring further tomorrow.

Titus said...

No, I don't know the film either, but the Sigourney figure is fabulous. I like your line about leaving the outline in her roles.

Uncombed hair! One of my favourite subjects.

Bee said...

"All human relations start in projection" -- so true.

Interesting, then, that you have pictured these two facing away from each other. I haven't even heard of this film. You've been on a roll with films lately.

ArtSparker said...

Bee, honestly, It was probably more about the hair. They are the two in the film who actually communicate. But they both have lost-in-the-hair issues, as well as others.

Clowncar said...

Yes, you catch SW nicely.

I like characters that stare at the heavens. I do that quite a bit myself.

Noticed Mars in the early evening lately? Like a bright gem.