Friday, August 15, 2014

Blood all over the Friday Random Ten

Chan-wook Park's Thirst, which I just watched, is a vampire update of Zola's Therese Raquin, which I read a long time ago.  Definitely an interesting idea, and the film has its moments.  A little too long, maybe?  Too many false endings?  But Park's visual sense is as sharp as ever.

1. Paul Simon - I Don't Believe
2. Amy winehouse - Know You Now
3. Lou Rawls - Show Business
4. Brian Eno - Spirits Drifting
5. Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Lovers' Walk
6. Pink Martini - Sway
7. Broadcast - I Found the F
8. Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley - A Sleeping Bee
9. Neko Case - Maybe Sparrow
10. Dave Van Ronk - He Never Came Back


susan said...

While nowhere near as good as Old Boy, this one was definitely watchable. As you say, it was probably too long to be really effective.

Nice FR10 this week, low-key and thoughtful for the most part. I like the Lou Rawls, Eno, and Costello matchup.

Ben said...

I did like the scene where the mother/in-law rightly convinced all the guests of what had happened to her son, just through the blink code. So while I'd have probably cut something, saying what isn't so straightforward.

Good pick. :)