Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Perfume, The Story of a Murderer


Now is this sort of movie really necessary? I mean, really, what's the point? Creepy guy obssesses about creating the perfect perfume, distilled from the essence of woman, which he obtains from the bodies of the women he murders?

I'm just baffled. Or is this just an excuse to indulge in some sick anti-woman fantasy? More on that when I talk about horror movies...

Interview with Sofia Coppola
The Prestige video interviews

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, PB I saw a feature on this on Deutsche Welle, and it is the Most Expensive Movie in Germany Cinematic History. If I get this right, the director wanted to attract as wide a European audience as possible. I hope the idea of boiling down women for their womanly essence is not an attractive idea to Europeans, although I suppose that is what pornography tries to do...

It seems really weird to bottle that which attracts us to that which is attractive, extracted violently from the source. Think of the possibilities:

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